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Description - The Scientific Revolution by Margaret C. Jacob

This volume by Margaret C. Jacob explores the Scientific Revolution from its origins in the early sixteenth century to its widespread acceptance in Western societies in the late eighteenth century. Jacob's introduction outlines the trajectory of the Scientific Revolution and argues that the revival of ancient texts in the Renaissance and the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation paved the way for science. The collected documents include writings of well-known scientists and philosophers, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, and Isaac Newton, as well as primary sources documenting innovations in medicine and engineering, advances in scientific investigations, and the popularization of the scientific revolution through academies and their journals. Document headnotes, questions for consideration, a chronology, and a selected bibliography support students' study of the Scientific Revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312653491
ISBN-10: 0312653492
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Margaret C. Jacob

MARGARET C. JACOB (Ph.D., Cornell University) is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She has published widely on science, religion, the Enlightenment, freemasonry, and the origins of the Industrial Revolution. Her first book, The Newtonians and the English Revolution (1976), won the Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Her most recent monograph is Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe (2006).

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