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- DescriptionThis text explores ways in which European naturalists from the High Middle ages through to the Enlightenment used wonder and wonders, the passion and its objects, to envision themselves and the natural world. Monsters, gems that shone in the dark and celestial apparitions adorned romances and puzzled philosophers. Drawing on the histories of art, science, philosophy and literature, this book explores and explains how wonder and wonders fortified princely power, rewove the texture of scientific experience and shaped the sensibility of intellectuals.
- Author BiographyLorraine Daston is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Her Classical Probability in the Enlightenment was also awarded the Pfizer Prize. Katharine Park is the Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science and Women's Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florence.
- PrizesWinner of Winner of the History of Science Society's Pfizer Prize.
- Author(s)Katharine Park,Lorraine J. Daston
- PublisherZone Books
- Date of Publication04/09/2001
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleWonders and the Order of Nature, 1150--1750
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintZone Books
- Weight1293 g
- Width181 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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