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The Jewel house: Elizabethan london and the scientific revolution

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The #1 New York Times– bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches examines the real-life history of the scientific community of Elizabethan London. Travel to the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, barber-surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution. While Francis Bacon has been widely regarded as the father of modern science, scores of his London contemporaries also deserve a share in this distinction. It was their collaborative, yet often contentious, ethos that helped to develop the ideals of modern scientific research. The book examines six particularly fascinating episodes of scientific inquiry and dispute in sixteenth-century London, bringing to life the individuals involved and the challenges they faced. These men and women experimented and invented, argued and competed, waged wars in the press, and struggled to understand the complexities of the natural world. Together their stories illuminate the blind alleys and surprising twists and turns taken as medieval philosophy gave way to the empirical, experimental culture that became a hallmark of the Scientific Revolution. "Elegant and erudite." —Anthony Grafton, American Scientist "A truly wonderful book, deeply researched, full of original material, and exhilarating to read." —John Carey, Sunday Times "Widely accessible." —Ian Archer, Oxford University "Vivid, compelling, and panoramic, this revelatory work will force us to revise everything we thought we knew about Renaissance science." —Adrian Johns, author of The Nature Book
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England
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HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain
History
Intellectual life
Lebensbedingungen
London
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 16th century
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 16th century
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 16th century
London -- intellektuellt liv -- historia -- 1500-talet
London -- sociala förhållanden -- historia -- 1500-talet
London -- vardagsliv och traditioner -- historia -- 1500-talet
Manners and customs
Natur
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Natural history -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century
Natural history -- Great Britain
Naturvetenskap -- historia -- England -- London -- 1500-talet
Nonfiction
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Science
Science -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century
Science -- Great Britain -- History
Science, Renaissance
Social conditions
Vetenskap -- historia -- England -- London -- 1500-talet
Wissenschaft
title_displayThe Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution
title_fullThe Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution / Deborah E. Harkness
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution [electronic resource] / Deborah E. Harkness
The jewel house [electronic resource] : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution / Deborah E. Harkness
The jewel house [electronic resource] : Elizabethan london and the scientific revolution. Deborah E Harkness
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