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The Ascent of Science

by Brian L. Silver

  • ISBN: 9780195134278
  • ISBN10: 0195134273

The Ascent of Science

by Brian L. Silver

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 04/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780195134278
  • ISBN10: 0195134273
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Description: From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg, from plate tectonics to particle physics, from the origin of life to universal entropy, and from biology to cosmology, here is a sweeping, readable, and dynamic account of the whole of Western science.

In the approachable manner and method of Stephen Jay Gould and Cart Sagan, the late Brian L. Silver translates our most important, and often most obscure, scientific developments into a vernacular that is not only accessible and illuminating but also enjoyable. Silver makes his comprehensive case with much clarity and insight; his book aptly locates science as the apex of human reason, and reason as our best path to the truth. For all readers curious about -- or else perhaps intimidated by -- what Sliver calls "the scientific campaign up to now", The Ascent of Science will be fresh, vivid, and fascinating reading.

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