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The invention of science : a new history of the scientific revolution

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First U.S. edition.

We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. 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.

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Naples Library 509 WOO (Text)
Chadwick Collection
52124300290611
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Victor Farmington Library 509 WOO (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52128300735129
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