A Natural History of Time
For most of history, people trusted mythology or religion to provide an answer to the pressing question of the universe's antiquity, and thus, the age of the earth, even though nature abounds with clues. In A Natural History of Time, geophysicist Pascal Richet tells the fascinating story of how scientists and philosophers examined those clues and from them built a chronolo...more
Remember how you would then move to another general topic and learn about a new scientist who did something big about that area with no connections drawn between them?
This book helps fill in some of the gaps. Just reading about how Copernicus affected Brahe who pushed Kepler who inspired Galileo whose trial disturbed Descartes whose work laid the foundations for Newton who was c ...more