How Modern Science Came into the World
by H. Floris Cohen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2010
Number of pages: 825
A vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. The author explains how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world.
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