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.
Thorough, although it definitely focuses a lot on the earliest thinkers, pre-middle ages.Published 1 month 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 12 months ago by Daniel Wooten
This book is a very complete look at the development of western science. It is detailed enough that it is considered a textbook and as such, it fulfilled its goal. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steve G
The material is presented pretty forward. There are sub-chapters within chapter, which at least in my case, makes it a much more tolerable read. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Smiles
This book is a very complete look at the development of western science. It is detailed enough that it is considered a textbook and as such, it fulfilled its goal. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Steve G
This book becomes essential for students, and anyone interested, to get a picture of the development of scientific thinking in Europe. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Francesc