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One of the more difficult tasks in writing non-fiction is to take a subject that might be inaccessible to the masses, and then couch it in a narrative framework that reads more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wade Lillywhite
A thorough biographical illustration of four scientists using Bacon's (Aristotle's) inductive process. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Molly Johnson
Throughout history we find examples of a failure to embrace scientific fact and then reflect on how they affect humanity. Separating these two leads to true ignorance.Published 8 months ago by Edward Stanford
Snyder has written a great book reminiscent of Paul Johnson or Daniel Boorstin - a saga revealed through vignettes and most of all, interesting people. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avid Reader
Great story telling of the development of philosophy and science in Europe during the 19th century. Especially interesting after reading The Cave and the Light regarding the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gilbert V Herman
As the author points out these four remarkable men created what we today think of as modern science. At the same time they helped take a lot of the owner out of the world. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wade Steen
This is tremendous book on leading British scientists of their era. The components on the development of photography and the Baddage and Lovelace visionary work on computing were... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sug
This is the stuff of Hollywood pictures, or it should be. I've read portions of Snyder's work with the same page-turning anticipation that I read Ray Monk's *Duty of Genius* -- an... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Fletcher, Ph.D.