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The Resource The Invention of Science : A New History of the Scientific Revolution

The Invention of Science : A New History of the Scientific Revolution

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The Invention of Science : A New History of the Scientific Revolution
Title
The Invention of Science
Title remainder
A New History of the Scientific Revolution
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eng
Summary
A groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our worldWe live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history.The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new world view. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts--Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton and many more curious minds from across Europe--whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition.From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wootton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge ideas of truth, knowledge, progress. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization--and the birth of the modern world we know
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BLACP
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Wootton, David
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by James Langton
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Langton, James
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  • Science
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
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general
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Label
The Invention of Science : A New History of the Scientific Revolution
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Compact discs
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Control code
1662485
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
18 audio discs (22 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781504717595
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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CD audio, digital
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ZPbuwv
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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9781504717595
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  • (Sirsi) 1662485
  • (OCoLC)936087568
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not applicable
Label
The Invention of Science : A New History of the Scientific Revolution
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1662485
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
18 audio discs (22 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504717595
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbuwv
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504717595
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1662485
  • (OCoLC)936087568
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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