I would recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the legancy of western science.
It puts things in perspective and will make reading any other popular science book or work of philosophy a greater experience.
Also he has a good sense of humour, and with illustrations, helps keep the book fresh as you read.
Good enough for me.good to have for a class I took. A good read and a excellent form of information . I was able to pass my class and sale the book back for some moneyPublished 7 months ago by harvey duke barr
This isn't something I would buy on my own, I bought it for a class I was taking in college.Published 19 months ago by Monica P
I bought this book about 10 years ago as a softcover, and have either been re-reading it or meaning to re-read it ever since. It is the best book I've ever read. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mark
I picked this up used. Although two decades old, it really is just a great allaround science publication. It presents the history of science and philosophy, in a timeline format. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Brewster1
Brian Silver, an Israeli chemist, looks at the roots of modern and ancient science in this account of how modern science has arisen from Greeks who asked rather strange questions... Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Greg
I must admit that at times I had to force myself to finish reading this book. This is because some chapters were more interesting than others. Read morePublished on November 13, 2004 by ARR-TURR
The author has set himself an ambitious task for this book: to explain modern science to nonscientists, to make the mysteries no longer mysterious while retaining the beauty of... Read morePublished on September 5, 2000 by A. B. Whiting