Annual Report 2001 - Cornell University
004 Selected Books by Faculty

02 Peter R. Dear, History

Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (Princeton University Press, 2001). This accessible introduction to the origins of modern science in Europe presents ideas, individuals, and social changes that comprised the Scientific Revolution. Covering the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Dear gives an account of some of the basic issues in natural philosophy.

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