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Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Ingenious Pursuits, leads the reader through the intellectual revolution of the 17th and early 18th centuries touching on the minds of men like Sir Isaac Newton, John Locke, and Christopher Wren. She illustrates how minds that were open to the widest range of influences and allowed for incredible leaps of imagination produced the most formative event in Western history.
To quote the dust jacket, “Ingenious Pursuits is a broad-ranging and highly readable look at the very nature of creativity, at the impact of science on the emerging modern world, and the intellectual revolutions that still shape the world.”
Our copy is pictured here. It is a stated first U.S. edition in Very Good condition, the dust jacket is also Very Good.
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