By John Freely

Histories of contemporary technology usually start with the heroic conflict among Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the medical Revolution and gave approach to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton.

almost not anything is related in regards to the ecu students who got here earlier than. actually, greater than a millennium prior to the Renaissance, a succession of students prepared the ground for the interesting discoveries frequently credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In Before Galileo, physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering learn of the 1st eu scientists, a lot of them priests whose effect ranged a ways past the partitions of the monasteries the place they studied and wrote.

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