Melvil Decimal System: 509.4090
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Earth sciences & geology
Fossils & prehistoric life
Theory And Instruction
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
[No longer in use]
Education And Research
Biography And History
Other Geographic Classifications
British Isles -- Ireland and Scotland
England & Wales
Germany and Central Europe
France and Monaco
Italy, Malta, San Marino, And Vatican City
Russia and Eastern Europe
Works under MDS 509.4090
- The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, & the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
- Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 by Peter Dear
- The Scientific Renaissance: 1450-1630 by Marie Boas Hall
- The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages by Edward Grant
- The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (Studies in European History) by John Henry
- The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685 by Stephen Gaukroger
- The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquistion by Dan Hofstadter
- The Body of the Artisan by Pamela H. Smith
- The Scientific Revolution: A Historiographical Inquiry by H. Floris Cohen
- Science and Technology in the Middle Ages by Joanne Findon
- Science in Europe, 1500-1800, A Primary Sources Reader by Malcolm Oster
- The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760 by Stephen Gaukroger
- It Started With Copernicus: How Turning the World Inside Out Led to the Scientific Revolution by Howard Margolis
- Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries through the Ages) by Robert E. Krebs
- The Sciences in Enlightened Europe by William Clark
- In The Footsteps of Frankenstein by Steve Parker
- Science in the Renaissance (Science of the Past) by Brendan January
- The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science by Wilbur Applebaum
- The Scientific Revolution : Aspirations and Achievements, 1500-1700 (The Control of Nature Series) by James R. Jacob
- Science for a polite society : gender, culture, and the demonstration of enlightenment by Geoffrey V. Sutton
- Renaissance and Revolution: Humanists, Scholars, Craftsmen and Natural Philosophers in Early Modern Europe by J.V. Field
- Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe (Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology) by Anthony Grafton
- Vitalizing Nature in the Enlightenment by Peter Hanns Reill
- The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841 by Stephen Gaukroger
- Science in the Renaissance (Renaissance World) by Lisa Mullins
- Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400-1600 (Horning Visiting Scholars) by Pamela O. Long
- Science, Culture and Popular Belief in Renaissance Europe by Stephen Pumfrey
- The Jews and the sciences in the Middle Ages by Y. Tzvi Langermann
- Superstition and Science, 1450-1750: Mystics, sceptics, truth-seekers and charlatans by Derek Wilson
- Origins of Scientific Learning: Essays on Culture and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe by Jonathan Seitz
- The Reception of the Galilean Science of Motion in Seventeenth-Century Europe by Carla Rita Palmerino
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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