Landmarks in Western Science: From Prehistory to the Atomic Age

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 256 pàgines
He shows how people with enquiring minds and a range of beliefs have tried to 'build bridges between nature and eternity', and he argues that the history of science, like that of art, is not a simple progression from lower to higher, but a sequence of responses to the world, conditioned by historical circumstances."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Preface
7
Chapter Two The Classical Achievement
28
Chapter Three Science in Religious Cultures
50
Chapter Four The Problem of the Renaissance
90
Chapter Five Science Reborn
120
Chapter Seven The Machine Age
182
the New Labyrinth
225
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Sobre l'autor (1999)

Peter Whitfield has written widely on the history of maps, including The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps (1994) and New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration(Routledge 1998) He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London, and now runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps.

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