Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Birth of Modern Science by Paolo Rossi

This history of the birth of modern science is ideal for those engaging with the subject for the first time. It shatters the illusion that science is 'dry' and divorced from culture by exploring the powerful clashes between traditions and value systems that gave rise to it. The author shows how many of the characteristics that distinguish science today emerged in the midst of the wars and plagues of the seventeenth century and defines what was new about this form of knowledge.Rossi's account covers topics such as the new astronomy, discoveries made with microscopes, the principle of inertia, experiments on voids, and the circulatory system. Alongside these, each chapter also addresses the great ideas that were central to this intellectual revolution: the new appraisal of technology, a new view of God as an engineer or clock maker, the introduction of the dimension of time into the study of nature, and so on. This passionate book will enable readers to engage with the complex relationship of science and philosophy.

Buy The Birth of Modern Science by Paolo Rossi from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780631227113
ISBN-10: 0631227113
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Birth of Modern Science by Paolo Rossi

Book Reviews - The Birth of Modern Science by Paolo Rossi

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Birth of Modern Science book by Paolo Rossi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Paolo Rossi

Paolo Rossi is Professor emeritus at the University of Florence and member of the "Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei". In 1985 he was awarded the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society. His previous books in English include Francis Bacon from Magic to Science (1968), Philosophy Technology and the Arts in the Early Modern Era(1970), and The Dark Abyss of Time: The History of the Earth and the History of the Nations from Hooke to Vico (1984)

Books By Paolo Rossi

Logic and the Art of Memory by Paolo Rossi
Paperback, January 2006
Dark Abyss of Time by Paolo Rossi
Paperback, September 1987