Ingenious Pursuits by Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine
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Ingenious Pursuits
By Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine

Ingenious Pursuits

Building the Scientific Revolution

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Ingenious Pursuits by Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine

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In this fascinating look at the European scientific advances of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, historian Lisa Jardine demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the lively interplay and frequently cutthroat competition between creative minds. The great thinkers of that extraordinary age, including Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, and Christopher Wren, are shown in the context in which they lived and worked. We learn of the correspondences they kept with their equally passionate colleagues and come to understand the unique collaborative climate that fostered virtuoso discoveries in the areas of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, geography, and engineering.Ingenious Pursuits brilliantly chronicles the true intellectual revolution that continues to shape our very understanding of ourselves, and of the world around us."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385720014
ISBN-10: 0385720017
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 132mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

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