The Story of Western Science

The Story of Western Science : From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

The Story of Western Science : From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 163 x 244 x 30mm | 516g
  • Publication date: 17 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 13 illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0393243265
  • ISBN13: 9780393243260
  • Bestsellers rank: 161,589

The Story of Science guides us to the original texts that have changed the way we think about our world, our cosmos and ourselves. Whether referenced individually or read together as the narrative of Western scientific development, the book's twenty-eight succinct chapters lead readers from the first science texts by Hippocrates, Plato and Aristotle through twentieth-century classics in biology, physics and cosmology, including works by Einstein, Schroedinger and Dawkins. Each chapter recommends one or more classic books and provides an entertaining account of the discovery, a vivid sketch of the scientist-writer and a clear explanation of any technical issues. The Story of Science reveals science to be a human pursuit-an essential, often deeply personal, sometimes flawed, frequently brilliant way of understanding the world.

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