This fourth volume in 'The Adventure of Discovery & Inventions' series covers the years 1600 to 1750, the Age of Reason. The intellectual revolution of the Renaissance inspired thinkers to discover more about the workings of the world. By applying powers of reason - observation, analysis, experimentation - scientists reached deeper levels of understanding in many areas, from human anatomy and the circulation of the blood to the transmission of light and the force of gravity. Many discoveries were made possible by new tools, such as the microscope, reflecting telescope, vernier calliper, sextant and Roberval balance, that were invented in the 17th and early 18th centuries. But the primary tool of the Scientific Revolution was mathematics, believed to be the quintessential expression of the rational mind, which emerged from the shadows of philosophy, much as scientists broke free from the confines of theology, to take a pre-eminent role in scholarship.
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Descripción Reader's Digest. 1 Laminated Cover(s), 2009. hard. Estado de conservación: New. Following the intellectual revolution of the Renaissance, scientists and philosophers increasingly relied upon mathematics and observation as a means of understanding our world. With color illustrations on every page, this engrossing, panoramic look at that heady time profiles some of the great minds (Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, René Descartes, Edmund Halley); inventions (the diving bell, the microscope, central heating, the piano); and concepts (the free press, paper money, insurance, and statistics). Arranged chronologically, these succinct texts provide a whirlwind tour of one of the most dynamic eras in history. 160. Nº de ref. de la librería 52386
Descripción Reader's Digest Association, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0276445163