From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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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 on December 25, 2013 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 on December 22, 2013 by L. Swen
Informative and historically. Useful for understand developments in scientific theory. Just not a preferred book, not bad just not my favorite.Published on December 12, 2013 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 on May 14, 2013 by DLewis
My use of the word "modest" is not meant to imply any limitation on quality, but simply to indicate that, in relatively few words, Steven Shapin has summarised the debate... Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by Duncan Philip
The more concrete parts of this book made for very interesting reading. I found fascinating the discussions of the philosophical and religious mentality of the scientists who... Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by art lewis
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 The Brilliant Reviewer
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