The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective

Paperback | February 27, 2015

byWilliam E. Burns

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In The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective, William Burns places the Scientific Revolution - and its causes and effects - in a global context. Rather than taking a Eurocentric position, Burns fully reimagines the emergence of modern science on a global scale. Written in a clear, directstyle and rich with examples, the book fluidly integrates the history of the Scientific Revolution into the story of world history in a convincing and seamless fashion. Based on cutting-edge scholarship, it reveals the wider motivations and global connections of scientific innovation and providesstudents with a new appreciation for the origins of the global, technological world around them.

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In The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective, William Burns places the Scientific Revolution - and its causes and effects - in a global context. Rather than taking a Eurocentric position, Burns fully reimagines the emergence of modern science on a global scale. Written in a clear, directstyle and rich with examples, the book flui...

William E. Burns is a historian who lives in the Washington, D.C. area with interests in the early modern world and the history of science. He is the author of several books, including Science in World History (2011), Science and Technology in Colonial America (2005), Science in the Enlightenment: An Encyclopedia (2003), and The Scient...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199989338

ISBN - 13:9780199989331

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of MapsAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction1. The Old Regime in Science2. The Ancients and the Moderns3. New Worlds of Science4. Astronomy and Physics from Copernicus to Newton5. Religion in the Scientific Revolution6. Cultures and Institutions of the Scientific Revolution7. Science and Society8. The Scientific Revolution in the Colonial World9. The Scientific Revolution in AsiaConclusion: The Scientific Revolution in World History

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"The integration of the global context is both convincing and seamless, creating an inviting narrative from which students will gain new perspective on the history of science and, in doing so, a new appreciation for the origins of the global, technological world around them." --Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University