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God's Philosophers

How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

James Hannam

As he challenges the persistent myth that the Middle Ages brought little scientific progress, Hannam shows that the Church did not hold back ‘natural philosophy’, and that even astrology and alchemy were important in the development of modern science. He discusses the period’s sophisticated technological achievements, which include lenses, mechanical clocks and the blast furnace, and highlights the debts owed by Copernicus and Galileo to their medieval forebears’ pioneering ideas. Off-mint.
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  • Publisher: Icon
  • Year: 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 196x128mm
  • ISBN: 9781848311503
  • Condition: Acceptable
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
512838
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