Wednesday, November 09, 2005

On the Origins of Modernity


Telluris theoria sacra
Thomas Burnet
1684


The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures
of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner

Daniel Defoe
1720


Bybel der Nature
Jan Swammerdam
1758

Sydney University's Origins of Modernity from their Rare Books Collection traces the development of modern thought and culture through many of the most influential natural science, philosophy, literature, medicine, alchemy and astronomy books issued during the last few centuries.

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