A brief but wide ranging account of all aspects of the scientific revolution from astronomy to zoology. Based upon a selected but extensive annotated bibliography, which represents an ideal course of study on the scientific revolution. The author presents a clear guide to the literature and a concise narrative account.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements - The ScientificRevolution and the Historiography of Science - Renaissance and Revolution - The Scientific Method - Magic and the Origins of Modern Science - The Mechanical Philosophy - Religion and Science - Science and the Wider Culture - Conclusion - Bibliography - Glossary - Index
JOHN HENRY is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the history of Renaissance and early modern science.