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The Resource Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science, David Knight

Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science, David Knight

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Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science
Title
Voyaging in strange seas
Title remainder
the great revolution in science
Statement of responsibility
David Knight
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed, Luther's Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical reasoning. This book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. The author, a historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognized officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. He looks at a wide array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God's mysteries and laws. --
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Knight, David M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Scientific expeditions
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Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science, David Knight
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Voyaging in strange seas -- The deep roots of modern science -- Refining common sense: the new philosophy -- Looking up to heaven: mathematics and telescopes -- Interrogating nature: the use of experiment -- Through nature to nature's God: the two books -- Sharing the vision: scientific societies -- Life is short, science long: the healing art -- Making things better: practical science -- The ladder of creation: the rise of natural history -- A global perspective: exploring and measuring -- Enlightenment: leisure and electricity, and chemistry -- Revolution, evolution: how then, did science grow?
Control code
FIEb1755472x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages;
Isbn
9780300173796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862066455
Label
Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science, David Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Voyaging in strange seas -- The deep roots of modern science -- Refining common sense: the new philosophy -- Looking up to heaven: mathematics and telescopes -- Interrogating nature: the use of experiment -- Through nature to nature's God: the two books -- Sharing the vision: scientific societies -- Life is short, science long: the healing art -- Making things better: practical science -- The ladder of creation: the rise of natural history -- A global perspective: exploring and measuring -- Enlightenment: leisure and electricity, and chemistry -- Revolution, evolution: how then, did science grow?
Control code
FIEb1755472x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages;
Isbn
9780300173796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862066455

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