Eric Herod's Reviews > A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks
A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks
Eric Herod's review
Jan 28, 2012
'A Peoples History' argues that the history of science, like other histories, has two sides and that often the side most told and widely accepted is from the perspective of the ruling elite. Conner reminds us that the "Great Minds" we celebrate are often celebrated for ideas and inventions they did not come up with on their own. Credit is given where it is due in 'A Peoples History' but the record is also set straight in many places. I reccomend this book not only for the way in which it reminds us that our best theories and inventions often come about as a result of massive efforts by the working class, but also for showing (indirectly) that the history of science is central to the history and rise of our civilization.
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