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Breve storia del pensiero scientifico

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A typical Singer work, intricate and detailed. Covers the period from earliest times to 1900.
Paperback, Piccola biblioteca Einaudi 16, 484 pages
Published 1961 by Einaudi (first published 1959)
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Geoff
A lot of dates and names to wade through, but an amazing look at the 'progress' of science. An eye opening look at the fits, starts, and set-backs of the mechanical understanding of our world.
The book is at it's best when making historical commentary, especially about the paradigms that were considered 'truth' because of their vogue of the time. While many old ideas may seem outlandish or idiotic in our day, it is important to understand that they formed and are responsible for the ideas we hol
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James Violand
A fantastic book showing the progress in scientific thought from Thales of ancient Greece to the turn of the 20th Century. Want to discover how our understanding of the properties of electricity were developed? How about biology? Chemistry? Physics? An incredible work. If only most Freshman entered High School with a modicum of competency, this book would be required reading. Then most of the basis for the sciences taught would be understood. Singer was a gifted writer and this work is easy to u ...more
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