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Cambridge History of Science Volume 3, Early Modern Science (Katharine Park Lorraine Daston (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521572446
Cambridge History of Science Volume 3, Early Modern Science (Katharine Park Lorraine Daston (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521572446
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Title: The Cambridge History of Science Volume 3, Early Modern Science

Author: Park, Katharine Lorraine Daston (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521572446

Volumes: 1; Pages: 894

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This volume is a comprehensive account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, ca. 1500-1700. Often referred to as the Scientific Revolution, this period saw major transformations in fields as diverse as anatomy and astronomy, natural history and mathematics. Articles by leading specialists describe in clear, accessible prose supplemented by extensive bibliographies, how new ideas, discoveries, and institutions shaped the ways in which nature came to be studied, understood, and used.ContentsIntroduction Katharine Park and Lorraine DastonPart I. The New Nature1. Physics and foundations Daniel Garber2. Scientific explanation Lynn S. Joy3. The meanings of experience Peter Dear4. Proof and persuasion Richard W. SerjeantsonPart II. Personae and Sites of Natural Knowledge1. The man of science Steven Shapin2. Women of natural knowledge Londa Schiebinger3. Markets, piazzas, and villages William Eamon4. Homes and households Alix Cooper5. Libraries and lecture halls Anthony Grafton6. Courts and academies Bruce T. Moran7. Anatomy theaters, botanical gardens, and natural history collections Paula Findlen8. Laboratories Pamela H. Smith9. Sites of military science and technology Kelly DeVries10. Coffeehouses and print shops Adrian Johns11. Networks of travel, correspondence, and exchange Steven J. HarrisPart III. Dividing the Study of Nature1. Natural philosophy Ann Blair2. Medicine Harold J. Cook3. Natural history Paula Findlen4. Cosmography Klaus A. Vogel (translated by Alisha Rankin)5. From alchemy to 'chemistry' William R. Newman6. Magic Brian P. Copenhaver7. Astrology H. Darrel Rutkin8. Astronomy William Donahue9. Acoustics and optics Paolo Mancosu10. Mechanics Domenico Beroloni Meli11. The mechanical arts Jim Bennett12. Pure mathematics Kirsti Andersen and Henk J. M. BosPart IV. Cultural Meanings of Natural Knowledge1. Religion Rivka Feldhay2. Literature Mary Baine Campbell3. Art Carmen Nickrasz and Claudia Swan4. Gender Dorinda Outram5. European expansion and self-definition Klaus A. Vogel (translated by Alisha Rankin).ContributorsKatharine Park, Lorraine Daston, Daniel Garber, Lynn S. Joy, Peter Dear, Richard W. Serjeantson, Steven Shapin, Londa Schiebinger, William Eamon, Alix Cooper, Anthony Grafton, Bruce T. Moran, Paula Findlen, Pamela H. Smith, Kelly DeVries, Adrian Johns, Steven J. Harris, Ann Blair, Harold J. Cook, Klaus A. Vogel, William R. Newman, Brian P. Copenhaver, H. Darrel Rutkin, William Donahue, Paolo Mancosu, Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Jim Bennett, Kirsti Andersen, Henk J. M. Bos, Rivka Feldhay, Mary Baine Campbell, Carmen Niekrasz, Claudia Swan, Dorinda Outram
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