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The Scientific Revolution
by Harry Henderson; Lisa Yount
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
Describes scientific discoveries that took place between 1550 and 1900, examines the development of the scientific method, and discusses the impact of science on people's views of their world.
Age of Science and Revolution, 1600-1800
by Toby E. Huff
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
The 17th and 18th centuries were a period of questioning and discovery, of philosophy and scientific experimentation. Such scientists as Galileo, Kepler, and Newton studied the world around them and offered new ways of understanding the earth¿s place in the cosmos. It was also the era when thinkers as diverse as René Descartes, Adam Smith, and Mary Wollstonecraft asked challenging questions about human nature and society. It was a time, too, of trade and travel. This narrative shows how the Scientific Revolution spread to the areas of philosophy and politics to produce an intellectual awakening called the Enlightenment, and how new political systems emerged from this brew of new science, ideas, and contact between cultures. Illus.
by Louise I. Gerdes (Editor)
Publication Date: 2001-05-01
Fulfills the standards: "Culture," "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions," and "Global Connections" from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for High School. Fulfills the standards: "Chronological Thinking," "Historical Comprehension," and "Historical Research Capabilities" from the National History Education Standards for World History, Grades 5-12.