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To Explain the World

The Discovery of Modern Science

by Steven Weinberg

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In To Explain the World, pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there is to understand. Yet eventually, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of tides, the modern discipline of science emerged.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Allen Lane
Publication Date:
2015

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Steven Weinberg (Author)

Steven Weinberg has won the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Lewis Thomas Prize for the Scientist as Poet and numerous honorary degrees. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the Royal Society of London and t...

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