Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine

Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine

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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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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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SKU GOR001240171
Title Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Author By (author) Lisa Jardine
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0316647527
ISBN 13 9780316647526
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001240171
Title Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Author By (author) Lisa Jardine
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0316647527
ISBN 13 9780316647526
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No