Christian Huygens and the Development of Science in the Seventeenth Century

  title={Christian Huygens and the Development of Science in the Seventeenth Century},
  author={E. N. da C. Andrade},
  • E. Andrade
  • Published 1 September 1948
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
FOR many the most fascinating period in the history of science is the second half of the seventeenth century, the time when the foundations for the vast structures of to-day were laid with extraordinary sureness, solidity and speed. Newton, of course, was the supreme figure, a genius whose pre-eminence has been emphatically avowed by all men of science who have closely studied his achievement. The age was, however, rich in figures of outstanding gifts and accomplishment, and among them… 
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