Scientific Revolution A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312653492

ISBN-13: 9780312653491

Edition: 2010

Authors: Margaret C. Jacob

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

Foreword
Preface
List Of Illustrations
Introduction: The Evolution and Impact of the Scientific Revolution
Why Did the Scientific Revolution Happen?
Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Their Early Modern Defenders
Exploration and Technological Innovation
The Emergence of the Scientific Revolution
The New Science
The Mechanical Philosophy
Newtonian Science
Reconciling Science, Religion, and Magic
Spreading the Scientific Revolution
Conclusion: The Long Road to Acceptance
The Documents
On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs, 1543
The Advancement of Learning, 1605
The Great Instauration, 1620
The Starry Messenger, 1610
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, 1628
Discourse on Method, 1637
New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, 1660
A Free-Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature, 1686
On the Formation of the Teeth in Several Animals; the Structure of the Human Teeth Explained..., 1683
Letter to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1672
Selections from Principia, 1687
Thirty-first Query to the Opticks, 1718
The Celestial Worlds Discovered, 1698
Letter about Her Scientific Work, 1702
Butterfly, Hawk-moth, Caterpillar, 1705
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1713-1714
Physico-Mechanical Lectures, 1717
Experiments and Observations on Electricity Made at Philadelphia in America, 1751
Appendixes
A Chronology of the Scientific Revolution (1514-1752)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index
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