Featuring an insight of the world and beliefs of the 17th century, this book highlights several world-changing scientists who helped shape the world as we know it today. Scientists include Newton, Kepler, Leibniz, and others who were discovering modern science without the technology, advancements, and knowledge in today’s world. Included throughout the book are illustrations or sketches of select topics discussed. The middle of the book also includes a section of full-color photographs of scientists, inventions, practices, and more. 378 pgs, pb. ~ Brianna
From New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick, the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses—Isaac Newton chief among them—invented science and remade our understanding of the world.
At a time when the world was falling apart— in an age of religious wars, plague, and the Great Fire of London—a group of men looked around them and saw a world of perfect order. Chaotic as it looked, these earliest scientists declared, the universe was in fact an intricate and perfectly regulated clockwork. This was the tail-end of Shakespeare’s century, and these were brilliant, ambitious, confused, conflicted men. They believed in angels and alchemy and the devil, and they believed that the universe followed precise, mathematical laws. This is the story of the bewildered geniuses who made the modern world.
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