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Author by : Edward Dolnick Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-02-08 Publisher by : Harper Collins ISBN : 9780062042262 File Size : 50,9 Mb Total Download : 907
New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world. Dolnick’s earth-changing story of Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of modern science is at once an entertaining romp through the annals of academic history, in the vein of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, and a captivating exploration of a defining time for scientific progress, in the tradition
Author by : Edward Dolnick Languange Used : en Release Date : 2012-02-07 Publisher by : Harper Perennial ISBN : 0061719528 File Size : 50,8 Mb Total Download : 319
In a world of chaos and disease, one group of driven, idiosyncratic geniuses envisioned a universe that ran like clockwork. They were the Royal Society, the men who made the modern world. At the end of the seventeenth century, sickness was divine punishment, astronomy and astrology were indistinguishable, and the world’s most brilliant, ambitious, and curious scientists were tormented by contradiction. They believed in angels, devils, and alchemy yet also believed that the universe followed precise mathematical laws that were as intricate and perfectly regulated as the mechanisms of a great
Author by : Edward Dolnick Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-02-08 Publisher by : Harper ISBN : 006171951X File Size : 55,6 Mb Total Download : 693
The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with nature’s most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world. At the end of the seventeenth century—an age of religious wars, plague, and the Great Fire of London— when most people saw the world as falling apart, these earliest scientists saw a world of perfect ord
Author by : Sally J Goerner Languange Used : en Release Date : 2007-08-01 Publisher by : ISBN : 0979868300 File Size : 48,7 Mb Total Download : 515
We are in the midst of the most dramatic cultural shift in three hundred years. THis book explains why great change is simmering in all facets of our civilization, from economics and politics to science and spirituality. Our inherited concept of a mechanistic world -- a clockwork universe -- is giving way and the vision of a web world is rising to take its place. Goernerexplains the new and profound rethinking emerging across modern science, from anthropology to physics. The author then weaves current realities into these new scientific insights to create a fascinating vision of history and sc