To explain the world : the discovery of modern science
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New York : Harper, 2015.
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Published
New York : Harper, 2015.
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Book
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xiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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40024709132

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-393) and index.
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"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.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Weinberg, S. (2015). To explain the world: the discovery of modern science (First edition.). Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-2021. 2015. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-2021. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science Harper, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Weinberg, Steven. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science First edition., Harper, 2015.

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