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Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century - Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries through the Ages (Hardback)
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Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century - Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries through the Ages (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/11/2001
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The 17th century was a time of transition for the study of science and mathematics. The technological achievements of this time directly impacted both society and the future of science. This reference resource explores the major scientific and mathematical milestones of this era, and examines them from both their scientific and sociological perspectives. Over fifty entries, arranged alphabetically, illustrate how this was a time marking the first wide-spread application of experimentation and mathematics to the study of science--an exciting time brought to life through this unique exploration. Students will find not only the familiar names like Galileo and Newton who are well-recognized for their contributions in science, but they will also encounter the names of lesser-known scientists and inventors who challenged long-held doctrines and beliefs. The contributions of the scientists, mathemeticians, and inventors of the 17th century would have a significant impact on the course of science into modern times. This impact is explored in detail to provide an understanding of how scientific study affects everyday life and how it evolves to provide a better understanding of our world.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313315015
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"What an exciting book for educators and students alike! The wealth of information in this book will be useful as a resource for student research or for teachers to use to enrich presentations. The discoveries of the 17th century are more remarkable because researchers lacked today's technology. From botanical classification to the vacuum pump, groundbreaking work was done primarily through patience and experimentation. The author has described 57 areas of discovery that illustrate the remarkable intellectual progress made during that time."-NSTA Recommends
"This book is recommended for high school and undergraduate libraries."-E_STREAMS
"Windelspecht explores the major achievements, inventions, and discoveries during this period and provides readers with a concise, intelligent glimpse into the beginning of modern science...General readers and lower-division undergraduates."-Choice
"newton said, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century documents the work of those giants. Recommended for academic and public libraries."-Booklist/RBB
?This book is recommended for high school and undergraduate libraries.?-E_STREAMS
?Windelspecht explores the major achievements, inventions, and discoveries during this period and provides readers with a concise, intelligent glimpse into the beginning of modern science...General readers and lower-division undergraduates.?-Choice
?newton said, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century documents the work of those giants. Recommended for academic and public libraries.?-Booklist/RBB
?What an exciting book for educators and students alike! The wealth of information in this book will be useful as a resource for student research or for teachers to use to enrich presentations. The discoveries of the 17th century are more remarkable because researchers lacked today's technology. From botanical classification to the vacuum pump, groundbreaking work was done primarily through patience and experimentation. The author has described 57 areas of discovery that illustrate the remarkable intellectual progress made during that time.?-NSTA Recommends

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