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Science and the Secrets of Nature

Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Science and the Secrets of Nature( )
Author: Eamon, William
ISBN:978-0-691-02602-2
Publication Date:May 1996
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $139.00
Book Description:

By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta's Natural Magic (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the "how-to" books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: Science / History
Science / Experiments & Projects
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.8 x 23.3 x 2.755 cm
Book Weight:0.784 Kilograms



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