Subtitled, 'A Sketch of Science and Technology in the Dutch Republic during the Golden Century', this is the third revised English edition. Condition of the book is nearly fine, with a few light handling marks and indentations on the covers. Contains three sections of illustration plates. The Golden Age of the Dutch Republic (c.1585 - c.1695) is often referred to as the Age of Rembrandt. Much has been written about the artistic, military, and political figures of this period, but much less about its scientific and engineering aspect. Yet, in this world of Amsterdam and surrounding towns, leading representatives could be found of well nigh all the sciences cultivated at this time. It was the period of windmill building, of drainage, of military engineering. This book attempts to paint an overall picture of this whole development against its social, religious, and philosophical background. It will interest historians of science and technology, as well as those interested in the Dutch Golden Century.