The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution

The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution

David Wootton


A significant other to such acclaimed works because the Age of ask yourself, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking exam of the best occasion in background, the clinical Revolution, and the way it got here to alter the way in which we comprehend ourselves and our world.

We reside in an international remodeled via clinical discovery. but at the present time, technology and its practitioners have come below political assault. during this interesting historical past spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton deals a full of life safeguard of technological know-how, revealing why the medical Revolution used to be really the best occasion in our history.

The Invention of Science is going again years in time to chronicle this significant transformation, exploring the criteria that ended in its beginning and the folks who made it occur. Wootton argues that the clinical Revolution was once truly 5 separate but concurrent occasions that constructed independently, yet got here to intersect and create a brand new worldview. listed here are the bright iconoclasts—Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and lots of extra curious minds from throughout Europe—whose reviews of the wildlife challenged centuries of non secular orthodoxy and ingrained superstition.

From gunpowder know-how, the invention of the recent global, movable kind printing, standpoint portray, and the telescope to the perform of engaging in experiments, the legislation of nature, and the concept that of the very fact, Wotton exhibits how those discoveries codified right into a social build and a procedure of information. finally, he makes transparent the hyperlink among clinical discovery and the increase of industrialization—and the start of the trendy global we know.

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