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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Weinberg takes us across centuries 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 understand about the world--they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged"--Amazon.com
  • Presents a commentary on the history of science that examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing realms of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.95
LC item number
.W45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Greek physics. Matter and poetry ; Music and mathematics ; Motion and philosophy ; Hellenistic physics and technology ; Ancient science and religion -- Part II: Greek astronomy. The uses of astronomy ; Measuring the sun, moon, and earth ; The problem of the planets -- Part III: The Middle Ages. The Arabs ; Medieval Europe -- Part IV: The scientific revolution. The solar system solved ; Experiments begun ; Method reconsidered ; The Newtonian synthesis ; Epilogue: the grand reduction
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 control number
40024709132
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885547475
Label
To explain the world : the discovery of modern science, Steven Weinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Greek physics. Matter and poetry ; Music and mathematics ; Motion and philosophy ; Hellenistic physics and technology ; Ancient science and religion -- Part II: Greek astronomy. The uses of astronomy ; Measuring the sun, moon, and earth ; The problem of the planets -- Part III: The Middle Ages. The Arabs ; Medieval Europe -- Part IV: The scientific revolution. The solar system solved ; Experiments begun ; Method reconsidered ; The Newtonian synthesis ; Epilogue: the grand reduction
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 control number
40024709132
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885547475

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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