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The Resource Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age, Harold J. Cook

Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age, Harold J. Cook

Label
Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age
Title
Matters of exchange
Title remainder
commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age
Statement of responsibility
Harold J. Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging and stimulating book, a leading authority on the history of medicine and science presents convincing evidence that Dutch commerce, not religion, inspired the rise of science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Harold Cook scrutinizes a wealth of historical documents relating to the study of medicine and natural history in the Netherlands, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Asia during this era, and his conclusions are fresh and exciting. He uncovers direct links between the rise of trade and commerce in the Dutch Empire and the flourishing of scientific investigation. Cook argues that engaging in commerce changed the thinking of Dutch citizens, leading to a new emphasis on such values as objectivity, accumulation, and description. The preference for accurate information that accompanied the rise of commerce also laid the groundwork for the rise of science globally, wherever the Dutch engaged in trade. Medicine and natural history were fundamental aspects of this new science, as reflected in the development of gardens for both pleasure and botanical study, anatomical theatres, curiosity cabinets, and richly illustrated books about nature. Sweeping in scope and original in its insights, this book revises previous understandings of the history of science and ideas
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Harold John
Dewey number
509.492/09032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.N2
LC item number
C66 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 G-017
  • WZ 70 GN4
NLM item number
C771m 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Netherlands
  • Medicine
  • History of Medicine
  • Commerce
  • History, 17th Century
  • Science
  • Netherlands
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Commerce
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Netherlands
  • Handel
  • Geneeskunde
  • Wetenschap
  • Nederland
Label
Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age, Harold J. Cook
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-535) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worldly goods and the transformations of objectivity -- An information economy -- Reformations tempered : in pursuit of natural facts -- Commerce and medicine in Amsterdam -- Truths and untruths from the Indies -- Medicine and materialism : Descartes in the Republic -- Industry and analysis -- Gardens of the Indies transported -- Translating what works : the medicine of East Asia -- The refusal to speculate : sticking to simple things -- Conclusions and comparisons
Control code
191734183
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 562 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134926
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113bd5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191734183
Label
Matters of exchange : commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden Age, Harold J. Cook
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-535) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worldly goods and the transformations of objectivity -- An information economy -- Reformations tempered : in pursuit of natural facts -- Commerce and medicine in Amsterdam -- Truths and untruths from the Indies -- Medicine and materialism : Descartes in the Republic -- Industry and analysis -- Gardens of the Indies transported -- Translating what works : the medicine of East Asia -- The refusal to speculate : sticking to simple things -- Conclusions and comparisons
Control code
191734183
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 562 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134926
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113bd5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191734183

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