"It is a pleasure to have someone with Peter Dear's knowledge and ability take on the problem of the textbook. Dear includes both the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in his survey and gives the reader a clear and informative account of some of the basic philosophical issues in natural philosophy. His chapters are economically written and well designed to cover broad and important issues. Dear's work addresses a lacuna by providing a chronologically organized introduction to the context and events of the scientific revolution."--Paula Findlen, Stanford University "This is an entirely excellent work and it will make an important contribution to our understanding of the development of early modern science."--John Henry, University of Edinburgh "It is lucid, well written and shows a thorough command of the subject matter. The author succeeds admirably in making complex ideas intelligible and interesting for readers and employs effective examples to illustrate the changing nature of scientific thought."--Marisa Linton, Kingston UniversityDear, Peter is the author of 'Revolutionizing the Sciences European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700', published 2001 under ISBN 9780691088600 and ISBN 0691088608.
With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.
Book condition guidelines
New (perfect condition)
Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or fold.
Like new (excellent condition)
Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or folds.
Very good (good condition)
Pages are intact and may have minimal notes and/or highlighting or folds.
Good (clean condition)
All pages and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages include notes and/or highlighting.
Acceptable (readable condition)
All pages and the cover is intact. Pages include considerable notes in pen or highlighter, but the text is not obscured.
How do rentals work?
Save up to 90% on the largest selection of textbook rentals in the business. We have the lowest prices - guaranteed.
Choose between standard or expedited shipping to make sure that your textbooks arrive in time for class.
Return for free!
When your books are due, just pack them up and ship them back. And don't worry about shipping - it's absolutely free!