Nonetheless this is a must read for everyone interested in the history of science.
The writing is generally clear and written in a very accessible style - one that is quite suitable for a general reader as well as a specialist.
The footnotes and bibliography are excellent and constructed with an eye to providing a good guide into the literature for interested readers.
Had to buy this for a class, but it was an easy read after the first chapter.Published 2 months ago by Beth Shoop
A book on the history of all Western science to AD 1450 even to be tolerable needs to manage to cover many people, books, subjects, schools of thought, institutions, and general... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jordan Bell
Thorough, although it definitely focuses a lot on the earliest thinkers, pre-middle ages.Published 8 months ago by Rya
In a comprehensive, coherent, and clearly-written history, Lindberg argues that the science of the 16th and 17th centuries was not a break from the classical and medieval past. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mark S
The content is fairly straightforward. I was using this as a supplementary for a class on the history of medieval science. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marissa
The book may be too much for some but it is an accurate and scholarly review of the history of western science.Published 13 months ago by tginoc
Honestly didn't read much of it, but the bits I did were mildly engaging and at times fascinating. Less dry than your average history text.Published 19 months ago by Daniel Wooten