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Establishing the new science : the experience of the early Royal society

Author: Michael Cyril William Hunter
Publisher: Woodbridge : GB : The Boydell Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For anyone interested in the scientific revolution these essays are compulsory reading. HISTORY A fresh view of the formative years of the Royal Society.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cyril William Hunter
ISBN: 0851155065 9780851155067
OCLC Number: 461984313
Description: XIV-382 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Latitudinarianism and the "ideology" of the early Royal Society - Thomas Sprat's "History of the Royal Society"(1667) reconsidered; an experiment in corporate enterprise - the Royal Society's Committees of 1663-5, with a transcript of the surviving minutes of their meetings; between cabinet of curiosities and research collection - the history of the Royal Society's repository; a college for the Royal Society - the abortive plan of 1667-1668; towards Solomon's House - rival strategies for reforming the early Royal Society; promoting the new science - Henry Oldenburg and the early Royal Society; early problems in professionalizing scientific research - Nehemiah Grew and the Royal Society, with an unpublished letter to Henry Oldenburg; science, technology and patronage - Robert Hooke and the Cutlerian lectureship. Appendix: Reconstructing restoration science - problems and pitfalls in institutional history. Bibliographical essay: recent studies of the early Royal Society and its milieu.
Responsibility: Michael Hunter.
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Hunter's reputation as one of the foremost students of Restoration science in England can only be further enhanced by this volume. NATURE For anyone interested in the scientific revolution these Read more...

 
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