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The revolution in science, 1500-1750

Author: A Rupert Hall
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The origins and evolution of modern science are problems of perennial fascination. In the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries the West witnessed a fundamental and decisive change in man's attitude to the world about him, which led him to abandon his ancient intellectual traditions in quest of a new philosophy of Nature. The intellectual ferment of the period yielded a sharper spirit of enquiry, and from it, painfully  Read more...
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Hall, A. Rupert (Alfred Rupert), 1920-2009.
Revolution in science, 1500-1750.
London ; New York : Longman, 1983
(OCoLC)606315465
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A Rupert Hall
ISBN: 0582491339 9780582491335
OCLC Number: 8476747
Notes: Revision of: The scientific revolution, 1500-1800. 2nd ed. 1962.
Description: viii, 373 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Problem of cause --
The scientific revival of the sixteenth century --
A century of confusion --
The new science of motion --
The revolution in astronomy --
Innovation in biology --
New systems of scientific thought in the seventeenth century --
The organization and purpose of science --
Some technical influences --
The progress of experimentation --
Nature and number --
Newton --
The range of life --
The legacy of Newton.
Responsibility: A. Rupert Hall.
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