0141980877
To explain the world : the discovery of modern science / Steven Weinberg.
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Author: Weinberg, Steven, 1933-
Publication year: 2016
Format: Paperback
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780141980874 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: New York: Harper, 2015.
Pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only didn't understand what we understand about the world - they didn't understand what there is to understand. Yet eventually, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of tides, the modern discipline of science emerged.
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xiv, 416 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

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