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Instruments of the Revolution

Science  03 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5458, pp. 1598-1599
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5458.1598

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Ingenious Pursuits Building the Scientific Revolution. Lisa Jardine. Nan A. Talese (Doubleday), New York, 1999. 464 pp. $35, C$55. ISBN 0-385-49325-8. Little, Brown, London, 1999. 464 pp. £25. ISBN 0-316-64752-7.

In this accessible and lively account for non-specialists, Lisa Jardine synthesizes much recent writing by professional historians who have revised our understanding of the Scientific Revolution.