Just not a preferred book, not bad just not my favorite.
I guess I should have been looking for a book titled "The Origins of Modern Science" or something like that, because what I thought I was getting is not what I got.
It's well written, easy to read and has somewhat of a critical perspective, which is nice.
Illuminating with a lively style and engaging prose. It has inspired me to read much more on this subject, and I'm sure I'm not alone.Published 8 months ago by ESAB83
This is not a useful book to know scientific revolution. It is not focused on what happened, but on how to view what happened. Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Sun
Informative and historically. Useful for understand developments in scientific theory. Just not a preferred book, not bad just not my favorite.Published 8 months ago by Ian Sartwell
Shapin's a monumental figure in the field, and his useful introduction is matched only by the thorough bibliography and list of further reading at the book's end. Read morePublished 15 months ago by DLewis
An interesting book about the Scientific Revolution that didn't happen (according to the author). After reading it, I have to say I agree with him. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Veritas
Despite what Amazon indicates above, I am not reviewing a Kindle Edition, but rather the paperback edition. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by InquiringMind
Shapin's treatment of the Scientific Revolution addresses the change in intellectual outlook and thought than in the cascading series of discoveries that cross-pollinated and... Read morePublished on September 18, 2010 by doc peterson
Perhaps the best, concise review by an established scholar. Worth it for the first chapter alone, which reviews the intellectual background and the philosophy of the revolution.Published on June 10, 2007 by Kilchomin
I was really looking forward to reading this book after several warm recommendations, but I was sadly disappointed. Read morePublished on May 18, 2005 by Roald Andresen