Ingenious Pursuits

Ingenious Pursuits
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Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 466
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ISBN-13 : 9780385720014
ISBN-10 : 0385720017
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Book Synopsis Ingenious Pursuits by : Lisa Jardine

Download or read book Ingenious Pursuits written by Lisa Jardine and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2000-12-05 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fascinating look at the European scientific advances of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, historian Lisa Jardine demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the lively interplay and frequently cutthroat competition between creative minds. The great thinkers of that extraordinary age, including Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, and Christopher Wren, are shown in the context in which they lived and worked. We learn of the correspondences they kept with their equally passionate colleagues and come to understand the unique collaborative climate that fostered virtuoso discoveries in the areas of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, geography, and engineering. Ingenious Pursuits brilliantly chronicles the true intellectual revolution that continues to shape our very understanding of ourselves, and of the world around us.


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