This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.
JOHN HENRY is a Reader in the History of Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has published widely on the history of science from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
Acknowledgements.- Acknowledgements for the Third Edition.- The Scientific Revolution and the Historiography of Science.- Renaissance and Revolution.- The Scientific Method.- Magic and the Origins of Modern Science.- The Mechanical Philosophy.- Religion and Science.- Science and the Wider Culture.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index.