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Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world's leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that occurred during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Alfred W. Crosby is the author of five books, including the award-winning Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Cambridge, 1986)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521554275
ISBN-10: 0521554276
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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