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"'This is the book on Elizabethan science everyone should read. Not only does it offer a convincing reinterpretation of the role of science in society, but it is written in an arresting style, jaunty, full of illuminating anecdotes, and widely accessible.' Ian Archer, Oxford University '... a significant contribution to the history of science, but also to that of London, and an exciting portrait of life in the swarming, spreading city during the reign of the first Elizabeth.' Ronald Hutton, Independent on Sunday"
I love to read non fiction that encompasses the history of science. This was a treasure trove of a specific time and place in the history of scientific methods and achievements. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katherine Perloff
a continuation of the histories she writes so very well.Published 3 months ago by MARILYN SILVERMAN
Lively, well-researched alternative view of the development of medicine and science in Elizabethan England.Published 5 months ago by Cullen Irish
Having read "A Discovery of Witches" by the same author I expected this non-fiction work set in the same historical era to be interesting reading. Alas, no.Published 19 months ago by Lois Ruble
I tried several times to read different sections of this book. It was like reading a text book without gaining any useful knowledge.Published 20 months ago by KJ