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The Resource The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton

The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton

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The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution
Title
The invention of science
Title remainder
a new history of the scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Wootton
Title variation
  • New history of the Scientific Revolution
  • Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts--Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe--whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization--and the birth of the modern world we know. -- Amazon.com
Summary
A groundbreaking examination of the Scientific Revolution by the author of Bad Medicine chronicles the essential transformations that were made possible by science throughout the past five centuries, profiles forefront iconoclasts and identifies links between key discoveries and the rise of industrialization
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Writing style
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10461173
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1952-
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Wootton, David
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Science
Target audience
preschool
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a new history of the Scientific Revolution
Label
The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Modern minds ; The idea of the scientific revolution -- Part One. The heavens and the earth: Inventing discovery ; Planet Earth -- Part Two. Seeing is believing: The mathematization of the world ; Gulliver's worlds -- Part Three. Making knowledge: Facts ; Experiments ; Laws ; Hypotheses/Theories ; Evidence and judgement -- Part Four. Birth of the modern: Machines ; The disenchantment of the world ; Knowledge is power -- In defiance of nature ; These postmodern days ; 'What do I know?'
Control code
ocn883146361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061759529
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)883146361
Label
The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Modern minds ; The idea of the scientific revolution -- Part One. The heavens and the earth: Inventing discovery ; Planet Earth -- Part Two. Seeing is believing: The mathematization of the world ; Gulliver's worlds -- Part Three. Making knowledge: Facts ; Experiments ; Laws ; Hypotheses/Theories ; Evidence and judgement -- Part Four. Birth of the modern: Machines ; The disenchantment of the world ; Knowledge is power -- In defiance of nature ; These postmodern days ; 'What do I know?'
Control code
ocn883146361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061759529
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)883146361

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