Revolutions in Science (1500-1700)

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Science Highlights presents the history of science and technology in a brand-new way. A timeline running throughout each book shows key developments over the period. Within each chapter, subject timelines provide even more detailed information.

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Overview

Science Highlights presents the history of science and technology in a brand-new way. A timeline running throughout each book shows key developments over the period. Within each chapter, subject timelines provide even more detailed information.

Key Features

Color-coded timelines in each chapter

Photos and illustrations supplement well-researched, historical information

Primary-source documents help with document-based questions

Sidebars give focused explanations to aid comprehension

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

This book covers two centuries when amateur scientists-natural philosophers-began to use close observation and experiment to understand processes that had previously been explained by religion or superstition. By 1700, a new faith had emerged: a trust in the potential of human reason.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Printing 6

Leonardo da Vinci 12

Copernicus 16

Galileo Galilei 20

The Pendulum Clock 24

The Barometer and Vacuums 28

Isaac Newton 32

Telescopes 38

The Nature of Light 42

Glossary 46

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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