Examines the political and scientific developments of the Enlightenment period between 1600 and 1800, and contains primary documents that describe the slave trade, the Ottoman Empire, the scientific revolution, and more.
Chronicles the history of human achievement, featuring articles that provide introductions to ten major historical eras, each followed by a chart that displays the period's most important scientific developments in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East, a time line that offers a view of scientific developments during the period, and two or more picture essays.
The Scientific Revolution
Johannes Hevelius observing with one of his telescopes.
The Galileo Project, http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/instruments/telescope.html