The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science
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By (author) John Henry
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Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science by John Henry
Book DescriptionThis is a new edition of one of the most successful and established textbooks in the field. It is revised, updated and extended to take into account the latest scholarship and research, and new developments in historiography. It features an extensive annotated bibliography to aid study.This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230574380
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Henry
JOHN HENRY is a Reader in the History of Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has published widely on the history of science from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
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