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Renaissance Heavy Metal

17 April 2019

One of the most fascinating and spectacularly illustrated Renaissance books on science and technology is De re metallica by Georgius Agricola (1494–1555). Translated into...

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part VIII

10 April 2019

We left Georg Joachim Rheticus[1](1514–1574) just setting out on his journey from Feldkirch to Frombork for what would turn out to be one of the most fateful meetings in the history...

History of science on the Internet – the gift that keeps giving

3 April 2019

Dear readers it is time once again for the Hist–Sci Hulk to flex his muscles and give a couple of Internet authors a good kicking for the crime of spreading history of science...

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part VII

27 March 2019

In his Commentariolus from around 1510 Copernicus tells us that his is planning to write a larger more technical work on his heliocentric hypothesis: However I have thought it...