The Resource The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton

The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton

Label
The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution
Title
The invention of science
Title remainder
a new history of the scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Wootton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts--Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe--whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wootton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge"--
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wootton, David
Dewey number
509.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125.2
LC item number
.W66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Science
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Label
The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-722) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. 1. Modern minds ; 2. The idea of the scientific revolution -- Part One. The heavens and the earth. 3. Inventing discovery ; 4. Planet Earth -- Part Two. Seeing is believing. 5. The mathematization of the world ; 6. Gulliver's worlds -- Part Three. Making knowledge. 7. Facts ; 8. Experiments ; 9. Laws ; 10. Hypotheses/theories ; 11. Evidence and judgement -- Part Four. Birth of the modern. 12. Machines ; 13. The disenchantment of the world ; 14. Knowledge is power -- Conclusion. The invention of science. 15. In defiance of nature ; 16. These postmodern days ; 17. 'What do I know?' -- Some longer notes. A note on Greek and medieval 'science' ; A note on religion ; Wittgenstein : no relativist ; Notes on relativism and relativists ; A note on dates and quotations ; A note on the Internet
Control code
ocn883146361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780061759529
Lccn
2017300180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976227488
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883146361
Label
The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution, David Wootton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-722) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. 1. Modern minds ; 2. The idea of the scientific revolution -- Part One. The heavens and the earth. 3. Inventing discovery ; 4. Planet Earth -- Part Two. Seeing is believing. 5. The mathematization of the world ; 6. Gulliver's worlds -- Part Three. Making knowledge. 7. Facts ; 8. Experiments ; 9. Laws ; 10. Hypotheses/theories ; 11. Evidence and judgement -- Part Four. Birth of the modern. 12. Machines ; 13. The disenchantment of the world ; 14. Knowledge is power -- Conclusion. The invention of science. 15. In defiance of nature ; 16. These postmodern days ; 17. 'What do I know?' -- Some longer notes. A note on Greek and medieval 'science' ; A note on religion ; Wittgenstein : no relativist ; Notes on relativism and relativists ; A note on dates and quotations ; A note on the Internet
Control code
ocn883146361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 769 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780061759529
Lccn
2017300180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976227488
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883146361

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