Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Windelspecht, Michael, 1963–
Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions and discoveries of the 17th century
/ Michael Windelspecht.
p. cm.—(Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions and discoveries
through the ages)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0–313–31501–9 (alk. paper)
1. Science—History—17th century 2. Technology—History—17th
century. I. Title. II. Series.
Q125.W7917 2002
509.032—dc21 2001023316

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available.

Copyright © 2002 by Michael Windelspecht

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be
reproduced, by any process or technique, without
the express written consent of the publisher.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2001023316

ISBN: 0-313-31501-9

First published in 2002

Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881

An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
www.greenwood.com

Printed in the United States of America

The paper used in this book complies with the
Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National
Information Standards Organization (Z39.48–1984).

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Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries 1
  • A 3
  • B 15
  • C 34
  • E 54
  • F 64
  • G 70
  • H 81
  • J 109
  • K 115
  • L 121
  • M 148
  • N 173
  • O 177
  • P 187
  • S 201
  • T 224
  • V 241
  • Appendix 245
  • Glossary of Technical Terms 247
  • Selected Bibliography 257
  • Subject Index 261
  • Name Index 267
  • About the Author 271
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