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The Resource To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg

To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg

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To explain the world : the discovery of modern science
Title
To explain the world
Title remainder
the discovery of modern science
Statement of responsibility
Steven Weinberg
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this rich, irreverent, compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we now know about the world, they did not understand what there is to be understood, or how to learn it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious apparent backward movement of the planets or the rise and fall of the tides, science eventually emerged as a modern discipline. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy
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Writing style
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10395945
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Weinberg, Steven
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Science, Ancient
  • Science
  • Science, Medieval
  • Science
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / History
  • SCIENCE / General
  • HISTORY / General
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the discovery of modern science
Label
To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1067752
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780062346650
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014030253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062346650
  • (OCoLC)885547475
Label
To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1067752
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780062346650
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014030253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062346650
  • (OCoLC)885547475

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