The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Scienceby Katharine Park
Pub. Date: 04/30/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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… See more details below
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Katharine Park and Lorraine Daston; Part I. The New Nature: 1. Physics and foundations Daniel Garber; 2. Scientific explanation Lynn S. Joy; 3. The meanings of experience Peter Dear; 4. Proof and persuasion Richard W. Serjeantson; Part II. Personae and Sites of Natural Knowledge: 1. The man of science Steven Shapin; 2. Women of natural knowledge Londa Schiebinger; 3. Markets, piazzas, and villages William Eamon; 4. Homes and households Alix Cooper; 5. Libraries and lecture halls Anthony Grafton; 6. Courts and academies Bruce T. Moran; 7. Anatomy theaters, botanical gardens, and natural history collections Paula Findlen; 8. Laboratories Pamela H. Smith; 9. Sites of military science and technology Kelly DeVries; 10. Coffeehouses and print shops Adrian Johns; 11. Networks of travel, correspondence, and exchange Steven J. Harris; Part III. Dividing the Study of Nature: 1. Natural philosophy Ann Blair; 2. Medicine Harold J. Cook; 3. Natural history Paula Findlen; 4. Cosmography Klaus A. Vogel (translated by Alisha Rankin); 5. From alchemy to 'chemistry' William R. Newman; 6. Magic Brian P. Copenhaver; 7. Astrology H. Darrel Rutkin; 8. Astronomy William Donahue; 9. Acoustics and optics Paolo Mancosu; 10. Mechanics Domenico Beroloni Meli; 11. The mechanical arts Jim Bennett; 12. Pure mathematics Kirsti Andersen and Henk J. M. Bos; Part IV. Cultural Meanings of Natural Knowledge: 1. Religion Rivka Feldhay; 2. Literature Mary Baine Campbell; 3. Art Carmen Nickrasz and Claudia Swan; 4. Gender Dorinda Outram; 5. European expansion and self-definition Klaus A. Vogel (translated by Alisha Rankin).
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