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The Resource The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution, Deborah E. Harkness

The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution, Deborah E. Harkness

Label
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution
Title
The Jewel house
Title remainder
Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
Deborah E. Harkness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores 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, Deborah Harkness contends, 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 the London of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harkness, Deborah E.
Dewey number
509.421/09031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
H37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Natural history
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Social conditions
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • England
Label
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution, Deborah E. Harkness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London, 1600 : the view from somewhere -- Living on Lime street : "English" natural history and the European republic of letters -- The contest over medical authority : Valentine Russwurin and the barber-surgeons -- Educating Icarus and displaying Daedalus : mathematics and instrumentation in Elizabethan London -- "Big science" in Elizabethan London -- Clement Draper's prison notebooks : reading, writing, and doing science -- From the Jewel house to Salomon's house : Hugh Plat, Francis Bacon, and the social foundations of the scientific revolution -- Toward an ethnography of early modern science
Control code
ocm80020134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780300111965
Lccn
2007002683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80020134
  • (Sirsi) a1815504
Label
The Jewel house : Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution, Deborah E. Harkness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London, 1600 : the view from somewhere -- Living on Lime street : "English" natural history and the European republic of letters -- The contest over medical authority : Valentine Russwurin and the barber-surgeons -- Educating Icarus and displaying Daedalus : mathematics and instrumentation in Elizabethan London -- "Big science" in Elizabethan London -- Clement Draper's prison notebooks : reading, writing, and doing science -- From the Jewel house to Salomon's house : Hugh Plat, Francis Bacon, and the social foundations of the scientific revolution -- Toward an ethnography of early modern science
Control code
ocm80020134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780300111965
Lccn
2007002683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80020134
  • (Sirsi) a1815504

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