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Ingenious Pursuits By Lisa Jardine

Ingenious Pursuits
by Lisa Jardine

This work documents the forces for change which brought the human and natural sciences together in the 16th and 17th centuries and gave them shape as the Renaissance. Each of the author's series of key components, lays a crucial part of the foundations for modern thought.
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Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine

The intellectual revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries is considered by many to be the most important event in Western history. Its breakthroughs in thought and its advances in science stand at the centre of every dimension of modern life. Yet the Renaissance intellectual revolution remains one of the great unexplained events of history. What kind of upheaval was it that produced its permanent changes in our outlook and understanding? What triggered the acceleration in the growth of knowledge, such that in one century man acquired a pre-eminent ability to control nature? This work documents the forces for change which brought the human and natural sciences together and gave them shape. Each of her series of key components - among them, precise time measurement, enhanced astronomical observation, selective animal and plant breeding, and technological advances in navigation - lays a crucial part of the foundations for modern thought.

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About Lisa Jardine


Professor Lisa Jardine is a Cambridge and University of London academic who is also a regular radio and TV broadcaster and a contributor to the SUNDAY TIMES and TELEGRAPH.

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GOR001240171
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine
Lisa Jardine
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
1999-09-09
464
0316647527
9780316647526
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