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Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
List of Illustrations and TablesAcknowledgmentsNotes on Conventions and UsageIntroduction: Printing, Popular Culture, and the Scientific Revolution3Pt. 1The Literature of Secrets131The Literature ofExpand
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Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Note on Editions and Translations INTRODUCTION- Categories and Key Words: Local Meaning in Long-Term History Chapter 1: Open Authorship with AncientExpand
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Invention, Authorship, "Intellectual Property," and the Origin of Patents: Notes toward a Conceptual History
Intellectual property issues involving both old and new technologies are pressing and controversial in contemporary scientific and technical culture.' Yet the historical development of the concept ofExpand
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Power, Patronage, and the Authorship of Ars: From Mechanical Know-How to Mechanical Knowledge in the Last Scribal Age
"Power, Patronage, and the Authorship of Ars" is a study of books on the mechanical arts that appeared in the fifteenth century from Italy and south Germany. At this time a significant proliferationExpand
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Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400-1600
This book provides the historical background for a central issue in the history of science: the influence of artisans, craftsmen, and other practitioners on the emergent empirical methodologies thatExpand
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Obelisk: A History
Nearly every empire worthy of the name--from ancient Rome to the United States--has sought an Egyptian obelisk to place in the center of a ceremonial space. Obelisks--giant standing stones, inventedExpand
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Renaissance and Revolution: Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe
Frontispiece Preface List of illustrations Notes on contributors Abbreviations Introduction J. V. Field and Frank A. J. L. James 1. Greek science in the sixteenth-century Renaissance Vivian Nutton 2.Expand
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The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History (review)
171 (progress, cooperation, utility); and his relation to occult and magical practices. Then, in part 3, Jefferson de Oliveira gets to the heart of his thesis, showing how Bacon elaborated a seriesExpand
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