Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science

Author(s): 
Knight, David
ISBN: 
9780300173796
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed and a new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment and mathematical reasoning. This book takes us along on a voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age.