- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Free Press; Revised edition (April 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684836378
- ISBN-13: 978-0684836379
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book covers Copernicus and the development of the theory of gravitation. It also covers the study of the heart and general topics such as the history of the Philosophe Movement during the reign of Louis XIV, the place of the scientific revolution in the history of western civilization and the scientific revolution in chemistry. I particularly liked the section of gravitation as it covered the precursors to Newton and how Newton built on their work.
This book should be of most interest to those interested in the history of science, as opposed to a general audience.
I think this book had a lot of bearing on my growing more into not being afraid to think along different lines. This book should be read by everyone, especially young people.
When years later, I saw my teacher and told him how much this book had influenced me, he couldn't even remember it! It is one book that I have kept and treasured. Thank you, Herbert Butterfield.
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A great overview of the interacting development of the different branches of early modern science. Efficiently presented. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gerald Meike