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Celestial Revolutionary

Celestial Revolutionary Author John Freely
ISBN-10 9781780763507
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 288
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In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer, doctor, diplomat, politician, mathematician, scientist, astronomer, artist, cleric - Copernicus gave the world arguably the most important scientific discovery of the modern era: that earth and the planets revolve around the sun and that the earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. His heliocentric theory and the discoveries that would follow ushered in the age of modern astronomy, often called the Copernican Age, and change the way we look at the universe forever. Here, for the first time, is a biography of Copernicus that not only describes his theories but the life of the man himself and the epic, thrilling times in which he lived.

Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery Author Ian Goldin
ISBN-10 9781472936387
Release 2016-05-19
Pages 328
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Age of Discovery explores a world on the brink of a new Renaissance and asks: How do we share more widely the benefits of unprecedented progress? How do we endure the inevitable tumult generated by accelerating change? How do we each thrive through this tangled, uncertain time? From gains in health, education, wealth and technology, to crises of conflict, disease and mass migration, the similarities between today's world and that of the fifteenth century are both striking and prophetic: we havebeen here before. So what must we do to achieve our full potential, individually and altogether, this time around? Will we repeat the glories of the Renaissance, the misery, or both? In Age of Discovery, Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna show how we can draw courage, wisdom and inspiration from the days of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci in order to fashion our own Golden Age. Whether we're seized by Gutenberg or Zuckerberg, the discovery of the Americas or the rise of China, copperplate etchings or silicon chips, the Bonfire of the Vanities or the destructive fury of ISIS, the spread of syphilis or the Ebola pandemic, such Renaissance moments force humanity to give its best just when the stakes are at their highest. Turning the spotlight on the crises of our time, Age of Discovery shows how we can all define and create a lasting legacy that the world will still celebrate 500 years from now.

The Astronomical Revolution

The Astronomical Revolution Author Alexandre Koyre
ISBN-10 9781135028336
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 536
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Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe. With Kepler, celestial dynamics replaced the kinematics of circles and spheres used by Copernicus. With Borelli the unification of celestial and terrestrial physics was completed by abandonment of the circle in favour the straight line to infinity.

The Copernican Revolution

The Copernican Revolution Author Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN-10 0674171039
Release 1957
Pages 297
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The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text

Copernicus a Very Short Introduction

Copernicus  a Very Short Introduction Author Owen Gingerich
ISBN-10 9780199330966
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 120
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Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) is a pivotal figure in the birth of modern science, the astronomer who "stopped the sun and set the earth in motion." Born in Poland, educated at Cracow and then in Italy, he served all of his adult life as a church administrator. His vision of a sun-centered universe, shocking to many and unbelievable to most, turned out to be the essential blueprint for a physical understanding of celestial motions, thereby triggering what is commonly called "the Copernican revolution." A first edition of his world-changing treatise, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, has most recently been auctioned for more than $2 million. In this book, leading historian of science Owen Gingerich sets Copernicus in the context of a rapidly changing world, where the recent invention of printing with moveable type not only made sources more readily available to him, but also fueled Martin's Luther's transformation of the religious landscape. In an era of geographical exploration and discovery, new ideas were replacing time-honored concepts about the extent of inhabited continents. Gingerich reveals Copernicus' heliocentric revolution as an aesthetic achievement not dictated by observational "proofs," but another new way of looking at the ancient cosmos. Deftly combining astronomy and history, this Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating portray of the man who launched the modern vision of the universe. Out of Gingerich's engaging biography emerges the image of a scientist, intellectual, patriot, and reformer, who lived in an era when political as well as religious beliefs were shifting.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much Author Stephen Inwood
ISBN-10 9780330532181
Release 2011-03-04
Pages 512
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Robert Hooke was one of the most inventive, versatile and prolific scientists of the late 17th Century, but for 300 years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two great contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. If he is remembered today, it is as the author of a law of elasticity or as amisanthrope who accused Newton of stealing his ideas on gravity. This book, the first life of Hooke for nearly fifty years, rescues its subject from centuries of obscurity and misjudgement. It shows us Hooke the prolific inventor, the mechanic, the astronomer, the anatomist, the pioneer of geology, meteorology and microscopy, the precursor of Lavoisier and Darwin. It also gives us Hooke the architect of Bedlam and the Monument, the supervisor of London's rebuilding after the Great Fire, the watchmaker, the consumer of prodigious quantities of medicines and purgatives, the candid diarist, the lover, the hoarder of money and secrets, the coffee house conversationalist. This is an absorbing study of a fascinating and unduly forgotten man.

The Word in Black and White

The Word in Black and White Author Dana D. Nelson
ISBN-10 0195362144
Release 1992-01-02
Pages 208
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Dana Nelson provides a study of the ways in which Anglo-American authors constructed "race" in their works from the time of the first British colonists through the period of the Civil War. She focuses on some eleven texts, ranging from widely-known to little-considered, that deal with the relations among Native, African, and Anglo-Americans, and places her readings in the historical, social, and material contexts of an evolving U.S. colonialism and internal imperialism. Nelson shows how a novel such as The Last of the Mohicans sought to reify the Anglo historical past and simultaneously suggested strategies that would serve Anglo-Americans against Native Americans as the frontier pushed farther west. Concluding her work with a reading of Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Nelson shows how that text undercuts the racist structures of the pre-Civil War period by positing a revised model of sympathy that authorizes alternative cultural perspectives and requires Anglo-Americans to question their own involvement with racism.

New Scientist

New Scientist Author
Release 1973-08-16
Pages 56
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

What Was Revolutionary About the Scientific Revolution

What Was Revolutionary About the Scientific Revolution Author
ISBN-10 9781575962658
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What Was Revolutionary About the Scientific Revolution has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Was Revolutionary About the Scientific Revolution also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Was Revolutionary About the Scientific Revolution book for free.

In Quest of the Universe

In Quest of the Universe Author Theo Koupelis
ISBN-10 0763768588
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 614
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Designed for the nonscience major, In Quest of the Universe, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to astronomy. This accessible text guides readers through the development of historical and current astronomical theories to provide a clear account of how science works. Koupelis' distinct explanations acquaint students with their own solar system before moving on to the stars and distant galaxies. This flexible approach allows instructors to arrange the modules to fit their own course needs. With numerous interactive learning tools, the Starry Night planetary software package, and stunning visuals and up-to-date content, In Quest with the Universe, Sixth Edition is an exciting overview of this ever-changing discipline.

Gaia s Gift

Gaia s Gift Author Anne Primavesi
ISBN-10 9781134442645
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 160
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Gaia's Gift, the second of Anne Primavesi's explorations of human relationships with the earth, asks that we complete the ideological revolution set in motion by Copernicus and Darwin concerning human importancene. They challenged the notion of our God-given centrality within the universe and within earth's evolutionary history. Yet as our continuing exploitation of earth's resources and species demonstrates, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit. Now James Lovelock's scientific understanding of the existential reality of Gaia's gift of life again raises the question of our proper place within the universe. It turns us decisively towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole earth community.

The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 3 Counter Reformation and Price Revolution 1559 1610

The New Cambridge Modern History  Volume 3  Counter Reformation and Price Revolution  1559 1610 Author R. B. Wernham
ISBN-10 0521045436
Release 1968-11-01
Pages 598
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A comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the world from 1493 to 1945

Gender and Academe

Gender and Academe Author Sara Munson Deats
ISBN-10 0847679705
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 343
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This collection of new essays from 29 feminist scholars in a range of humanities and social science disciplines argues that pedagogical methods, as well as curricula and textbooks, should reflect feminist theories and emphases. At the same time, the scholars demonstrate that feminists can advocate both hierarchy and equality, authority and freedom, order and flexibility, objectivity and subjectivity, reason and feeling, without being guilty of philosophical treason. Contributors: Evelyn Ashton-Jones, Meredith Butler, John Clifford, Blanche Radford Curry, Sara Munson Deats, Gloria DeSole, Janet Mason Ellerby, Mary Ann Gawelek, Brenda Gross, Judith M. Green, Suzan Harrison, Kathleen Day Hulbert, Carolyn Johnston, Lagretta Tallent Lenker, Linda E. Lucas, Carol Mattingly, Colleen McNally, Maggie Mulqueen, Virginia Nees-Hatlen, Judith Ochshorn, Gary A. Olson, Sharyl Bender Peterson, Eleanor Roffman, Fran Schattenberg, Lisa S. Starks, Jill Mattuck Tarule, Charlotte Templin, Arnold S. Wolfe, Linda Woodbridge, Judith Worell

Astronomy how man learned about the universe

Astronomy  how man learned about the universe Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4979971
Release 1969
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The Natural Laws of the Universe

The Natural Laws of the Universe Author Jean-Philippe Uzan
ISBN-10 0387740813
Release 2010-04-02
Pages 136
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This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. From the laboratory to the depths of space, it explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. Coverage investigates the solidity of the foundations of physics and discusses the implications of the discovery of the non-constancy of a constant. The book even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon.

First Globalization

First Globalization Author Geoffrey C. Gunn
ISBN-10 0742526623
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 342
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First Globalization presents an original and sweeping conceptualization of the grand cultural-civilizational encounter between Asia and Europe. With his metageography of the vast Eurasian zone, Gunn shows how between 1500 and 1800, a lively two-way flow in ideas, philosophies, and cultural products brought competing civilizations into serious dialogue and mostly peaceful exchange. Ranging from discussions of the natural world, livelihoods, and religious and intellectual encounters to language, play, crime and punishment, gender, and governance, this book replays the themes of enduring hybridity and creolization of cultures. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution Author Peter Harman
ISBN-10 9781135028589
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 36
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Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the period was affected by broader historical terms. Themes such as the spread of Puritanism, the decline of witchcraft and magic, and the incorporation of science as an integral part of the intellectual milieu of late seventeenth-century England.