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The Scientific Revolution

Second Edition

“There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it.” With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold, vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview, now updated with a new bibliographic essay featuring the latest scholarship.
 
“An excellent book.”—Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review
 
“Timely and highly readable. . . . A book which every scientist curious about our predecessors should read.”—Trevor Pinch, New Scientist

“Shapin's account is informed, nuanced, and articulated with clarity. . . . This is not to attack or devalue science but to reveal its richness as the human endeavor that it most surely is. . . . Shapin's book is an impressive achievement.”—David C. Lindberg, Science
 
“It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account. . . . The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the disciplines. And in all the indisciplines, too.”—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books

Read the introduction.


256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1996, 2018 

science.culture

History: History of Ideas

History of Science

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Photo Credits
Acknowledgments

Introduction
ONE: What Was Known?
TWO: How Was It Known?
THREE: What Was the Knowledge For?

Bibliographic Essay
Index

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