Landmarks in Western Science: From Prehistory to the Atomic Age
Richly illustrated and eminently readable, this fascinating account helps us better understand how scientific ideas have been circulated and received at different periods in history as it reveals the sequence of faltering steps mankind has taken in an effort to better understand the world around us.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 21st 1999 by Routledge
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Aug 18, 2012 Saara rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book gives a concise account of the history of science squeezed into 245 pages. Divided into eight chapters, the book goes over the most important facets and breakthroughs in science (and their effects on people's view of the world) from ancient Egypt to the 20th century. It is a relatively easy read, and numerous illustrations liven up the pages. Recommendable for anyone who is interested in science, its history, and its conflict with religion. It is also worth mentioning that I burst out...more