The Invention of Science
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Invention of Science


  • Author: David Wootton
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 26553338 Bytes


A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world.We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history.The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the ...

The Invention of Nature
Score: 4.5
From 56 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author: Andrea Wulf
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 52303230 Bytes


The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing AwardFinalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardA Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, ...

The Invention of Science
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Invention of Science


  • Author : David Wootton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062199256


The Invention of Science Book Description :

A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and th...

The Invention of Science
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Invention of Science


  • Author : David Wootton
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141916774


The Invention of Science Book Description :

We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was no concept of progress; people looked for understanding to the past not the future. This book argues that the discovery of America demonstrated that new knowledge was possible: indeed it introduced the very concept of 'discovery', and opened the way to the invention of science. The first crucial discovery was Tycho Brahe's nova of 1572: proof that there could be change in the heavens. The telescope (1610) re...

The Invention of Modern Science

The Invention of Modern Science


  • Author : Isabelle Stengers
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0816630569


The Invention of Modern Science Book Description :

"The Invention of Modern Science proposes a fruitful way of going beyond the apparently irreconcilable positions, that science is either "objective" or "socially constructed." Instead, suggests Isabelle Stengers, one of the most important and influential philosophers of science in Europe, we might understand the tension between scientific objectivity and belief as a necessary part of science, central to the practices invented and reinvented by scientists."--pub. desc....

Concise History of Science   Invention

Concise History of Science Invention


  • Author : Jolyon Goddard
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426205446


Concise History of Science Invention Book Description :

An accessible reference offers a panoramic perspective on scientific inventions that reflect the human race's efforts to understand and master the universe, sharing chronological and geocultural coverage of ten distinct eras....

100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time


  • Author : Kendall F. Haven
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1591582644


100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time Book Description :

Discover the "who", "what", "when", and "how" of 100 amazing inventions....

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention


  • Author : Louis Haber
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0152085661


Black Pioneers of Science and Invention Book Description :

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint....

The Invention of Nature
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806291


The Invention of Nature Book Description :

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life....

The Clockwork Universe
Score: 3.5
From 92 Ratings

The Clockwork Universe


  • Author : Edward Dolnick
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062042262


The Clockwork Universe Book Description :

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 of Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder....

The Invention of Race

The Invention of Race


  • Author : Nicolas Bancel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317801177


The Invention of Race Book Description :

This edited collection explores the genesis of scientific conceptions of race and their accompanying impact on the taxonomy of human collections internationally as evidenced in ethnographic museums, world fairs, zoological gardens, international colonial exhibitions and ethnic shows. A deep epistemological change took place in Europe in this domain toward the end of the eighteenth century, producing new scientific representations of race and thereby triggering a radical transformation in the visual economy relating to race and racial representation and its inscription in the body. These practices would play defining roles in shaping public consciousness and the representation of “otherness” in modern societies. The Invention of Race provides cont...

The Invention of Science  Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom

The Invention of Science Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom


  • Author : Catherine Milne
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789460915253


The Invention of Science Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom Book Description :

The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom introduces readers to some of the developments that were key for the emergence of Eurocentric science, the discipline we call science. Using history this book explores how human groups and individuals were key to the invention of the discipline of we call science. All human groups have a need and desire to produce systematic knowledge that supports their ongoing survival as a community. This book examines how history can help us to understand emergence of Eurocentric science from local forms of systematic knowledge. Each chapter explores elements that were central to the invention of science including beliefs of what was real and true, forms of reasoning to be valued, and how ...