PORTUONDO, MM: Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Portuondo, Maria M. Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World. University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780226055404. Factory sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#30741) $30.00

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Studies the flow of geographical knowledge from the New World to Spain and how Spanish cosmographers sought to integrate the New World into the conceptual framework of Renaissance science. The book shows how they transformed traditional ways of explaining nature and developed new and sometimes innovative ways of dealing with the flood of new knowledge arriving from overseas.