Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

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Overlook Duckworth, 2012 - History - 348 pages
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A history of science in the Dark Ages documents the achievements of lesser-known European scholars, including the monk Saint Bede, who effectively paved the way for the discoveries of such luminaries as Galileo and Newton. By the author of The Grand Turk.

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Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

User Review  - Michael D. Cramer - Book Verdict

Freely (physics, Bosphorous Univ., Istanbul; Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World) writes here of the people who sought explanations of happenings in the natural ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Freely was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. He dropped out of school at seventeen to join the US Navy for the last two years of World War II. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University and completed his postdoctoral studies at Oxford. He teaches physics at Bosphorous University in Istanbul. He has written more than forty books, including The Grand Turk and Istanbul: The Imperial City.

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