The Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2001
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ABC-CLIO

An encyclopedic collection of key scientists and the tools and concepts they developed that transformed our understanding of the physical world.


• Includes over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from Gregorian reform of the calendar to Thomas Hobbes, navigation, thermometers, and the trial of Galileo

• Provides a chronology of the scientific revolution from the founding of the Casa de la Contratacion, a repository of navigational and cartographic knowledge, in 1503, to the death of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in 1727


An encyclopedic collection of key scientists and the tools and concepts they developed that transformed our understanding of the physical world.



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This reference for students and the general reader contains entries on people, terms, discoveries, publications, methods, and philosophies of the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. Rather than focusing only on the isolated dramatic discovery, Burns emphasizes the cumulative effect of small changes in knowledge in a variety of fields. Burns (affiliation not cited) is a historian specializing in Early Modern England. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9780874368758
0874368758
Branch Call Number: 509 BUR
Characteristics: xvii, 386 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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