The Invention of Science

The Invention of Science

A New History of the Scientific Revolution

Book - 2015
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"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, Wootton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge." -- Publisher's website
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780061759529
006175952X
Branch Call Number: 509 W889I 2015
Characteristics: xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm

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