From Galileo to Newton
The near century (1630?1720) that separates the important astronomical findings of Galileo Galilei ˙(1564?1642) and the vastly influential mathematical work of Sir Isaac Newton (1642?1727) represents a pivotal stage of transition in the history of science. Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by˙Galileo and culminating in Newton's˙achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.
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SCIENCE IN TRANSITION 16301650
THE GALILEAN REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS
THE METHOD OF SCIENCE
FLORENCE LONDON PARIS
EXPLORING THE LARGE AND THE SMALL
PROBLEMS OF LIVING THINGS
ELEMENTS AND PARTICLES
NEWTON AND THE WORLD OF LAW
THE AGE OF NEWTON
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