History of Western Science

ISBN-10: 0133885135
ISBN-13: 9780133885132
Edition: 2nd 1993
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Description: A comprehensive overview of the interconnections between the history of western civilization and the history of science, this volume examines the evolution of science and scientific thought from ancient times to present. Framed in a lively narrative  More...

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Book details

List price: $177.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/22/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A comprehensive overview of the interconnections between the history of western civilization and the history of science, this volume examines the evolution of science and scientific thought from ancient times to present. Framed in a lively narrative style, the book also explores the human side of science, fundamental concepts and models in all sciences, and the general ideas behind scientific developments.

Beginnings: Science in Antiquity
Man, Gods, and the Cosmos
Lighting the Lamp: Early Greece
The Elements of All Things: Numbers and Ideas
The First Scientist: Aristotle
The Temple of the Muses: Science after Aristotle
Greek to Latin: Science in the Age of Rome
Reason and Faith: The Middle Ages
Athens and Jerusalem: Pagan Science and Christianity
The Cosmic Garden: Islamic Science and the Twelfth Century Renaissance
The Errors of the Philosophers
The Gate and the Key: Empiricism, Mathematics, and Experiment
Medieval Skeptics. Interlude: Chickens and the Scientific Method
The Scientific Revolution
""Man Can Do All Things..."" The Renaissance
The Earth Moves!
From Magic to Mechanism
The Language of Nature: Galileo
""Such a Wonderful Uniformity.""
Skeptical Chemists
Optimism, or Cultivating the Garden
Life Itself
The Dark Abyss of Time
The Law of Higgledly-Piggledy
Progress in the Nineteenth Century: Life and Matter
Progress in the Nineteenth Century: Classical Physics
The Second Revolution and Beyond
Strange New World: Relativity
The Story ofh
Things Past, Things to Come: Cosmology
The Secret of Life
Epilogue: ""Human, All-Too-Human.""

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