The Resource A short history of scientific thought, John Henry

A short history of scientific thought, John Henry

Label
A short history of scientific thought
Title
A short history of scientific thought
Statement of responsibility
John Henry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A highly readable historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought and the impact of science on Western culture, this book takes the reader from ancient times through to the twentieth century. Organized chronologically, the book explores the history of studies of the natural world, and man's role within that world, in a single volume"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q174.8
LC item number
.H453 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Natural history
  • Science and civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
  • HISTORY / General
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Geschichte
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Civilization, Western
  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
Label
A short history of scientific thought, John Henry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Setting the scene -- Plato and Aristotle -- From the Roman Empire to the Empire of Islam -- The Western Middle Ages -- The Renaissance -- Nicholas Copernicus and a new world -- New Methods of science -- Bringing mathematics and natural philosophy together: Johannes Kepler -- Mathematics and mechanics: Galileo Galilei -- Practice and theory in Renaissance medicine: William Harvey and the circulation of the blood -- The spirit of system: René Descartes and the mechanical philosophy -- The Royal Society and experimental philosophy -- Experiment, mathematics, and magic: Isaac Newton -- The Newtonian enlightenment -- The chemical revolution: Priestly and Lavoisier; John Dalton and beyond -- Newtonian optimism: natural theology and natural order -- The making of geology: from James Hutton to Charles Lyell -- The history of plants and animals: successive emergence or evolution? -- Religion and progress in Victorian Britain: Robert Chambers versus Hugh Miller -- Bringing it all together?: Charles Darwin's evolution -- Darwinian aftermaths: religion; social science; biology -- Beyond Newton: energy and thermodynamics -- Newton deposed: Einstein and relativity theory -- Mathematics instead of a world picture: from atomism to quantum theory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780230019423
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011049038
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714725088
  • (OCoLC)ocn714725088
Label
A short history of scientific thought, John Henry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Setting the scene -- Plato and Aristotle -- From the Roman Empire to the Empire of Islam -- The Western Middle Ages -- The Renaissance -- Nicholas Copernicus and a new world -- New Methods of science -- Bringing mathematics and natural philosophy together: Johannes Kepler -- Mathematics and mechanics: Galileo Galilei -- Practice and theory in Renaissance medicine: William Harvey and the circulation of the blood -- The spirit of system: René Descartes and the mechanical philosophy -- The Royal Society and experimental philosophy -- Experiment, mathematics, and magic: Isaac Newton -- The Newtonian enlightenment -- The chemical revolution: Priestly and Lavoisier; John Dalton and beyond -- Newtonian optimism: natural theology and natural order -- The making of geology: from James Hutton to Charles Lyell -- The history of plants and animals: successive emergence or evolution? -- Religion and progress in Victorian Britain: Robert Chambers versus Hugh Miller -- Bringing it all together?: Charles Darwin's evolution -- Darwinian aftermaths: religion; social science; biology -- Beyond Newton: energy and thermodynamics -- Newton deposed: Einstein and relativity theory -- Mathematics instead of a world picture: from atomism to quantum theory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780230019423
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011049038
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714725088
  • (OCoLC)ocn714725088

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