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Time traveling with science and the saints

Author: George Erickson
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Erickson
ISBN: 1591020352 9781591020356
OCLC Number: 50851990
Description: 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Notes --
Preface --
Timeline --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Giordano Bruno --
Giordano becomes a heretic --
Patrons --
Imprisonment, trial, and death --
Religious extremism persists --
ch. 2. In the beginning --
The roots of religion --
Progress with copper, bronze, and iron --
Thales adds mathematics to the science of astronomy --
Pythagoras and Aristotle --
Epicurus sows the seeds of humanism --
The solar system --
The great libraries --
ch. 3. The onslaught begins --
The church opposes education --
Christianity empowered --
The church becomes antisex --
fictional saints --
The earth is flat --
Roger Bacon --
The earth is round --
The church becomes wealthy --
The crusades --
The inquisition --
ch. 4. The Dark Ages yield to a glimmer of light --
The church and medicine --
The holy touch --
The plagues --
Islamic and Jewish medicine --
The witch-hunts --
Leonardo da Vinci --
Alchemy and chemistry --
ch. 5. The rebirth of science --
Commerce rebounds --
A sun-centered universe --
Galileo's challenge --
Newton and the year of miracles --
ch. 6. Science ascendant --
The enlightenment --
Diderot's encyclopedia --
Edward Gibbon --
Joseph Priestly --
Chemistry hall of fame --
Thermodynamics and glaciers --
Darwin's vision --
Science and education in America --
Science begins to prevail --
Medicine gets modern --
Michael Faraday --
boy genius --
ch. 7. Modern times --
Geology comes of age --
The twentieth-century Vatican --
Ethnic cleansing (religious warfare) --
Superstition persists --
The real heroes --
Afterword --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: George A. Erickson.

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