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From Plato to Einstein, via Copernicus and Darwin, this fascinating text shows how science came to be such a dominating and important aspect of modern culture. Presented as a lively and highly readable narrative, it provides a rich historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought, from the Ancient Greeks to the twentieth century. Along the way, John Henry revises many false assumptions that have been made about the history of science and offers new interpretations. Grounded firmly upon the latest historical scholarship, the book explains how new scientific theories have emerged and analyses their impact on contemporary thinking. A Short History of Scientific Thought places the history of science within its social, cultural and historical contexts, covering key topics such as: i the relationship between science and religion i the history of science and magic i experimental and mechanical philosophy i Newton's legacy i theories of evolution

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230019430
ISBN-10: 0230019439
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Henry

JOHN HENRY Professor of the History of Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has published widely in the history of science from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, including The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science, now in its third edition.

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