Practical Matter / Edition 1

Practical Matter / Edition 1

by Margaret C. Jacob, Larry Stewart
     
 

Jacob and Stewart examine the profound transformation that began in 1687. From the year when Newton published his Principia to the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, science gradually became central to Western thought and economic development. The book aims at a general audience and examines how, despite powerful opposition on the Continent, a NewtonianSee more details below

Overview

Jacob and Stewart examine the profound transformation that began in 1687. From the year when Newton published his Principia to the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, science gradually became central to Western thought and economic development. The book aims at a general audience and examines how, despite powerful opposition on the Continent, a Newtonian understanding gained acceptance and practical application.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022423
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.46(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Newtonian Revolution

2. The Western Paradigm Decisively Shifts

3. Popular Audiences and Public Experiments

4. Practicality and the Radicalism of Experiment

5. Putting Science to Work: European Strategies

Epilogue

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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