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Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630

Marie Boas Hall Scientific Renaissance 1450 1630
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Main description:

Stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully presented, this study explores the early stages of the scientific revolution. A noted historian of science examines the Copernican revolution, the anatomical work of Vesalius, the work of Paracelsus, Harvey's discovery of the circulatory system, the effects of Galileo's telescopic discoveries, and much more.

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A noted historian of science examines the Coperican revolution, the anatomical work of Vesalius, the work of Paracelsus, Harvey's discovery of the circulatory system, the effects of Galileo's telescopic discoveries, more.

Table of contents:

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
PREFACE
I The Triumph of Our New Age
II The Pleasure and Delight of Nature
III The Copernican Revolution
IV The Great Debate
V The Frame of Man and its Ills
VI Ravished by Magic
VII The Uses of Mathematics
VIII The Organisation and Reorganisation of Science
IX Circles Appear in Physiology
X Circles Vanish from Astronomy
XI Debate among the Stars
Epilogue
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NOTES
INDEX

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