The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution - David Wootton

This crisp and endlessly fascinating chronicle lays out how the ongoing revolution we call modern science “has transformed the nature of knowledge and the capacities of humankind.” Starting with Brahe’s astronomical discoveries in 1572, Wootton shows how the Aristotelean model of the universe was overthrown by a  combination of technology—the telescope, vacuum tube, steam engine—and intellectual tools—new definitions of “law,” “discovery,” and “experiment,” and new words, such as “fact” and “scientist.” Wootton is passionate and eloquent as he guides us through the experiments (his chapter on perspective painting is especially well done), debates, and errors that got us to ideas we now take for granted

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ISBN: 9780061759536
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 13th, 2016