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Fire, Water, and Air by
Call Number: 920 LAV
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
Examines the life and career of Antoine Lavoisier, discussing his childhood, family, scientific discoveries, work for the government, role in the French Revolution, and other related topics.
Call Number: 920 HEIL
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Examines the life of seventeenth-century physicist, astronomer, and philosopher Galileo within the context of the culture of late Renaissance Italy, looking at his character, the company he kept, and his famous clash with the Catholic church.
Mary Wollstonecraft: a Revolutionary Life by
Call Number: 920 WOL
Publication Date: 2002-02-22
A richly detailed, powerful biography of the first major feminist in England, highlighting her intellectual and sexual dilemmas, her glamorous and tumultuous life and loves. ... (Google Books)
Men of Mathematics by
Call Number: 920 BEL
Publication Date: 1986-10-15
A collection of biographies describing the lives and achievements of twenty-nine mathematicians. Includes Zeno, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, and Leibniz.
Skimming and Scanning
Check out this link from the University of Toronto's English Language Learning Program. This document outlines the differences between skimming and scanning as well as highlighting why these skills are so important to you as you collect a wide range of print and online sources.
This page highlights just a few of the print resources available in ZIS Library that you may use when researching your work on the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. These resources have been placed an hold and are on the trolley in your classroom. Remember that in addition to the print resources, you should be accessing further information from other academic sources online. These may be accessed through the Webpath Express feature on our library catalog. While this is linked here, it is also always available in the left column of the catalog.
Why do you want to use Webpath Express before the internet? Because this is curated information. The results have all been suggested by teachers and other academics.
As our ZIS library has a small collection compared to a public library such as the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, when doing a catalog search on Destiny do not enter too many search terms. Initially, do the search broadly with terms such as
Once you have a broad overview of the terms you may then include more specific terms such as important contributors to the time period:
And finally you might try being even more specific to narrow your results
By following this order you will not miss more general books on the topic that include sections on your search term.
Nonfiction on the Shelves
Rousseau's Dog by
Call Number: 192 EDM
Publication Date: 2006
Rousseau's Dog is the fascinating true story of the bitter and very public quarrel that turned the Age of Enlightenment's two most influential thinkers into deadliest of foes—a most human tale of compassion, treachery, anger, and revenge; of celebrity and its price; of shameless spin; of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships.
Pandora's Breeches by
Call Number: 500.82 FAR
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
Presents an examination of the role of women in the history of scientific thought, and traces the influence women thinkers had on important texts and works through home-based research, personal correspondence, and private discussions.
Radical Enlightenment by
Call Number: 940.2 ISR
Publication Date: 2002-09-12
The Radical Enlightenment was a revolutionary set of ideas which helped lay the foundations of the modern world on the basis of equality, democracy, secular values, and universality. ... (Google Books).
Three Criminal Law Reformers by
Call Number: 343 PHI
Publication Date: 1970-06-01
Examines the life and work of three criminal law reformers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Cesare Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, and Sir Samuel Romilly, covering societal influences on each and their positions on criminal law and procedure.
Call Number: 820.9 EGE
Publication Date: 2010-01-20
"Bluestockings participated in the first wide-scale creation of a national culture. Exploring the tension between individual and collective models of authorship, Eger draws on visual and printed materials and unpublished manuscripts to argue for the enduring relevance of rational argument in the history of womens' writing"--Provided by publisher.
The Age of Wonder by
Publication Date: 2009-07-14
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