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The ascent of science

Provides an overview of Western science from the Renaissance to the present
Print Book, English, 1998
Oxford University Press, New York, 1998
xviii, 534 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9780195116991, 0195116992
Newton gets it completely wrong
I believe
Thomas Aquinas versus Neil Armstrong
The second law
Predicting catastrophe
From Newton to De Sade: the partial triumph of reason
From Rousseau to Blake : the revolt against reason
Lodestone, amber, and lightning
Belief and action
The demise of alchemy
The nineteenth century
The material trinity : the atom
The stuff of existence
Scipio's dream
Making waves
The ubiquity of motion
Entropy : intimations of mortality
The slow birth of biology
In a monastery garden
The descent of man
The gene machine
The lords of nature?
Life : the molecular battle
The origin of life? : take your choice
The inexplicable quantum
New ways of thinking
The land of paradox
The elementary particles
The cosmos and peeping Tom
The impossibility of creation
The tree of death
"What the devil does it all mean?"
The future
"A Solomon Press book."