To Explain the World
The Discovery of Modern ScienceBook - 2015 | First edition
Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world--they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2015
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 509 WEI 2015
Characteristics: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm