Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Science - 315 pages

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance were a period of scientific and literary reawakening. Scientific development and a renewed interest in classical science led to new discoveries, inventions, and technologies. Between 500 and 1600 A.D., scientific explorers rediscovered ancient Greek and Eastern knowledge, which led to an eruption of fresh ideas. This reference work describes more than 75 experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

Part of a unique series that ranges from ancient times to the 20th century, this exploration of scientific advancements during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will be useful to high school and college students, teachers, and general readers seeking information about significant advances in scientific history.

 

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Contents

Astronomy
1
Geography and Exploration
33
The Biological Sciences Botany and Zoology
67
Medicine Disease and Health
85
Mathematics
123
Physics and Chemistry
155
Inventions and Innovations
189
Weapons and War
243
Glossary
291
Bibliography
297
Name Index
303
Subject Index
309
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About the author (2004)

ROBERT E. KREBS is retired Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois Health Sciences. He is also a former science teacher, science specialist for the U.S. Government, and university research administrator.

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