By Paul H Barrett
By Robert E. Krebs
The heart a while and the Renaissance have been a interval of medical and literary reawakening. medical improvement and a renewed curiosity in classical technological know-how resulted in new discoveries, innovations, and applied sciences. among 500 and 1600 A.D., medical explorers rediscovered historic Greek and jap wisdom, which ended in an eruption of clean rules. This reference paintings describes greater than seventy five experiments, innovations, and discoveries of the interval, in addition to the scientists, physicians, and students answerable for them. members comparable to Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are incorporated, in addition to entries on reconstructive surgical procedure, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the invention of smallpox.
Part of a different sequence that levels from precedent days to the twentieth century, this exploration of clinical developments throughout the center a long time and the Renaissance may be priceless to school and school scholars, lecturers, and common readers looking information regarding major advances in clinical history.
By Geoffrey C. Bowker,Susan Leigh Star
By Jed Z. Buchwald,Robert Fox
theories and experimental practices of physics, the guide comprises chapters on different dimensions that experience their position in any rounded historical past. those comprise the position of lecturing and textbooks within the verbal exchange of data, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making businesses in
providing for the desires of either learn and lecture demonstrations, and the becoming value of the numerous interfaces among educational physics, undefined, and the military.
By Eileen Reeves
Eileen Reeves examines an online of connections among journalism, optics, and astronomy in early glossy Europe, devoting specific cognizance to the ways that a long-standing organization of reportage with covert surveillance and astrological prediction used to be altered by means of the close to simultaneous emergence of weekly newsheets, the discovery of the Dutch telescope, and the looks of Galileo Galilei's astronomical treatise, The Starry Messenger.
Early smooth information writers and shoppers frequently understood journalistic texts by way of contemporary advancements in optics and astronomy, Reeves demonstrates, whilst the various first discussions of telescopic phenomena resembling planetary satellites, lunar craters, sunspots, and comets have been conditioned by means of money owed of present occasions. She charts how the deployment of specific applied sciences of vision—the telescope and the digital camera obscura—were tailored to conform with evolving notions of objectivity, censorship, and civic information. Detailing the variations among a number of different types of revealed and manuscript information and the significance of local, nationwide, and spiritual differences, Evening News emphasizes the ways that info moved among low and high genres and throughout geographical and confessional limitations within the first a long time of the 17th century.
By Elisabeth Nemeth,Friedrich Stadler
By Phil Torres,Russell Blackford
By Martin Willis
Winner of the British Society for Literature and technological know-how Annual Prize, 2011
Winner of the Cultural reports in English Prize, 2012
By U. DeYoung