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Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica states Newton’s laws of motion, Newton’s law of universal gravitation that we can find in our physics textbooks today. The book also contains a lot of mathematical methods and…

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In “The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seuenth”, Bacon writes about the life and eventual fall from power of King Henry VII. It is one of the first analytical biographies written in the English language. Bacon’s career and experience…

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I found the title page very interesting because it is so simple. Many books that I have seen from this time period had ornate pictures and title pages, while this one only states the title. It also says to the king as this book was directed towards…

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Francis Bacon was critical in the development of the scientific method, and thus, being a philosophical and scientific giant. Interestingly, he also expressed his religious views quite clear in his works, which are clearly reflective of Christian…

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The book was written in the form of discussion among three men, Simplicio, Sagredo, and Salviati. Each man represents Galileo’s beliefs in different period. Simplicio represents Galileo’s early beliefs. Sagredo and Salviati represents his middle…

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This book is extremely interesting because it is the first textbook of modern physics and covers fundamental theories that are still used today. For example, Galileo discusses the physics behind projectiles and pendulums which are still studied all…

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This book, for the most part, a rewriting of the earlier work "The Institution of a Christian Man" (1537), or "The Bishops' Book". The preface only is thought to be by the King.

[The book plates show that this text was once owned by Sir John Hynde…

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Henry VIII was king during the time of the reformation. Henry VIII broke away from the catholic church as the pope refused to grant him a divorce. This likely led to confusion in England’s beliefs in regards to religion. This text written by the…

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The Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica laid out Newton’s theory regarding the fundamental laws of motion and universal gravitation. No other work has had such a major impact in the development of physics and astronomy. This page stood…

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This book was intriguing because most science majors like myself are familiar with the Newton’s contributions to math and science. There were many demonstrations of logical reasoning in this book as proven by the precise drawings of graphs and…
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