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Breve storia del pensiero scientifico

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Questa breve storia è costituita da una serie organica di saggi sullo svolgimento delle ipotesi e delle teorie che nella storia umana hanno interpretato la realtà fisica e hanno costituito le scienze della natura. E' una storia delle grandi concezioni che hanno diretto la ricerca tecnologica e scientifica. Non si limita a presentare le teorie legate ai nomi di Aristotele, ...more
Paperback, Piccola biblioteca Einaudi 16, 484 pages
Published November 1961 by Einaudi (first published 1959)
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Carol Collins
Mar 15, 2017 marked it as arpcstorage  ·  review of another edition
1959, hardcover, dustcover
Geoff
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
CharlesBarges
Aug 29, 2016 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far I am loving this book. I really enjoy learning about scientific ideas.
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