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The origins of modern science: 1300-1800.

Author: Herbert Butterfield, Sir
Publisher: New York, Macmillan, 1959 [©1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butterfield, Herbert, Sir, 1900-
Origins of modern science, 1300-1800.
New York : Macmillan, 1958
(OCoLC)812213714
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Butterfield, Sir
OCLC Number: 4679037
Description: 242 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The historical importance of a theory of impetus --
The conservatism of Copernicus --
The study of the heart down to William Harvey --
The downfall of Aristotle and Ptolemy --
The experimental method in the seventeenth century --
Bacon and Descartes --
The effect of the scientific revolution on the non-mechanical sciences --
The history of the modern theory of gravitation --
The transition to the Philosophe movement in the reign of Louis XIV --
The place of the scientific revolution in the history of western civilization --
The postponed scientific revolution in chemistry --
Ideas of progress and ideas of evolution.

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