Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution From Copernicus to Newton

Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution From Copernicus to Newton

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With unprecedented current coverage of the profound changes in the nature and practice of science in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, this comprehensive reference work addresses the individuals, ideas, and institutions that defined culture in the age when the modern perception of nature, of the universe, and of our place in it is said to have emerged.

Covering the historiography of the period, discussions of the Scientific Revolution's impact on its contemporaneous disciplines, and in-depth analyses of the importance of historical context to major developments in the sciences, The Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution is an indispensible resource for students and researchers in the history and philosophy of science. 

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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries European notions of reality were beginning to radically change thanks to the theories and practices of early scientists. This encyclopedic work provides references on a multitude of facets of the Scientific Revolution including various theories and concepts, biographies of those responsible for said theories and concepts, social and religious conflicts, methodology, and applications. Editor Applebaum (Illinois Institute of Technology) has neatly organized the research of scores of scholars in this reference work appealing to those studying early sciences. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2008
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780415988469
Characteristics: xxxv, 758 p. : ill., ports ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Applebaum, Wilbur


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