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The Jewel House

(2007)
Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
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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 formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution, Deborah Harkness contends. 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 sixteenth-century London, 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.



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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
Author(s): Deborah E Harkness
ISBN: 0-300-11196-7 / 978-0-300-11196-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
Author(s): Deborah E Harkness
ISBN: 0-300-14316-8 / 978-0-300-14316-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
Author(s): Deborah E Harkness
Publisher: Yale University Press
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