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Science Since Babylon: Enlarged Edition

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An eye-opening work for anyone concerned with the humanistic understanding of science

"Enlightening reading for the scientist and non-scientist alike."—Times Educational Supplement


"Provides the opportunity to read, or re-read, some of Price's most noteworthy essays and to once more reflect on the urgencies of a reasoned science policy for the U.S."—Intellect

This timely cla
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 10th 1975 by Yale University Press (first published March 1975)
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May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was tipped off to the existence of this book by Eric Weinstein, who mentioned it on his podcast. The first four chapters are interesting, but largely targeted at academic historians of science. You can skip them without missing anything in the rest of the book. I found them interesting, but nothing in them is really relevant to my life or interests. 3 stars for those chapters.

The chapter "Renaissance Roots of Yankee Ingenuity" is where Price really hits his stride and he keeps it up for the re
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