The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science
This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.
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Renaissance and Revolution
Magic and the Origins of Modern Science
The Mechanical Philosophy
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