The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution
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This book argues that the discovery of America demonstrated that new knowledge was possible: indeed it introduced the very concept of 'discovery', and opened the way to the invention of science. The first crucial discovery was Tycho Brahe's nova of 1572: proof that there could be change in the heavens. The telescope (1610) rendered the old astronomy obsolete.
Torricelli's experiment with the vacuum (1643) led directly to the triumph of the experimental method in the Royal Society of Boyle and Newton. By 1750 Newtonianism was being celebrated throughout Eu
- Odborná literatura / Cizojazyčné / Historie
- Jazyky / Angličtina / Beletrie / Beletrie - dle žánru / Non-fiction, Biography
- ISBN: 978-0-14-104083-7
- EAN: 9780141040837