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'Essential documents.' - Jon Turney, New Scientist 'With a knowledgeable instructor, these readers could support an undergraduate course.' - J. McClellan III, Choice '...offer both student and teacher an accessible path into the world of early modern science and the recent attempts to capture its diversity, and significance.' - John Gasgoigne, The Journal of Religious History '...those who wish to teach themselves, or others, about the Scientific Revolution would be well advised to use these books as their starting point.' - Dr John Henry, British Journal for the History of Science

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MALCOLM OSTER is a Staff Tutor and Lecturer in History of Science at the Open University.

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A coherent collection of writings 29 Sep 2005
By James T. Glavin - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a collection of excerpts from various scientific writings over 1500-1800. It provides the reader with all the "basics," actually starting before the time period covered, with some writings from Aristotle, Plato, and Lucretius. Most important scientific figures of the time are included here (Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Bacon, etc), as well as many of their lesser-known contemporaries, and excerpts are thoughtfully abridged to include only the necessary parts.

If you're looking for a concise collection of primary sources of this nature, this is a good book to check out.
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