The History of Science from Augustine to Galileo

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1995 - Science - 372 pages
Richly illuminating study of the Western scientific tradition from its decay after the collapse of the Roman Empire to its full reflowering in the 17th century. Topics include the incorporation of Greek and Arabic learning, criticism of Aristotle in the later Middle Ages and the Scientific Revolution itself. Over 60 illus. Introduction. Bibliography. 1959 edition.
 

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Contents

LIST OF PLATES
13
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
19
SCIENCE IN WESTERN CHRISTENDOM
29
THE RECEPTION OF GRECOARABIC
51
THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
80
Aristotles cosmology natural place and natural motion
86
astronomical theory 99102 Practical astronomy instru
110
Mechanics and Magnetism
125
Olivi Marchia theories of projectile motion and free fall
87
Mathematical Physics in the Later Middle Ages 97
97
The Continuity of Medieval and 17thCentury Science 115
115
THE REVOLUTION IN SCIENTIFIC
131
Astronomy and the New Mechanics 174
174
Motion of the earth Copernicus 17485 Tycho Brahe 185
185
philosophy of science Descartes 20626
200
Physiology and the Method of Experiment and Measurement 226
226

Petrus
132
Greek geology 1335 Avicenna Albertus Magnus 1357
139
Rhazes 1424 Latin alchemy and chemistry the Geber
149
TECHNICS AND SCIENCE
183
Agriculture
196
building transport 21314 Cartography 21416 Mechanical
217
Early medieval medicine treatment and drugs 22831
242
SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND DEVELOPMENTS
17
INDEX 27
27
Matter and Space in Late Medieval Physics 49
49
Dynamics Terrestrial and Celestial 61
61
Aristotles dynamics 614 Late Greek dynamics Plato
69
Harvey
249
Chemistry 259
259
Botany 267
267
Anatomy and Comparative Animal Morphology
273
Art and anatomy Leonardo da Vinci geology 2735
288
scientific method mechanical philosophy
302
mechanism mind and body causation 30612 Science
315
NOTES TO PLATES
337
INDEX
365
2567 Telescope and microscope vision 2578 Colour
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