Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton

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Wilbur Applebaum
Taylor & Francis, Jun 29, 2000 - Reference - 768 pages
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With unprecedented coverage of the profound changes in the nature and practice of science in sixteenth and secenteenth century Europe, this comprehensive reference work addresses the broad sweep of individuals, ideas and institutions that defined culture in this most influential age - when the modern perception of nature and the universe and our place in it is said to have emerged. This volume has been specifically designed to acquaint the reader with recent insights into the development of scientific ideas in their social and intellectual concepts. Also included are entries on contemporaneous subjects such as philosophy, religion, magic, technology and medicine which echoed the changes occuring.

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Filling a hole in reference collections on the history of science, this tome brings together a great collection of articles on the progress of scientific discovery in the 16th and 17th centuries. The ... Read full review

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Wilbur Applebaum is Professor Emeritus at IllinoisInstitute of Technology, where he taught the history ofscience for twenty-five years. His research interests andpublications center on seventeenth-century astronomy andthe Scientific Revolution, for which he has receivedgrants from the National Science Foundation, MellonFoundation, National Institute of Mental Health and theAmerican Philosophical Society. He has served in aconsulting capacity for the Museum of Science andIndustry and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Among his recent publications are"Epistemological and Political Implications of theScientific Revolution." In Science, Pseudo-science, andUtopianism in Early Modern Thought,edited by Stephen A. McKnight, and "Keplerian Astronomy after Kepler: Researches and Problems," in the journal History ofScience.

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