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A People's History of Science by Clifford D. Conner
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Mar 27, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2008

This is basically a history of science showing how science is always discovered in "the trenches" or by the people doing the dirty work and not in sterile college offices by one genius professor or other. It gets a little boring at certain parts (unless you have intimate knowledge of the history of science, which I don't), but otherwise it's a pretty impressive read and manages to stay interesting. If you're interested in the discovery of different theories, etc. then you'll like this. What's very cool is how it sets to prove that indigenous people are actually more knowledgeable of science than we are today because their lives depending on them understanding basic things about the seasons, animals, etc. Anyway, it's a good read.

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