Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Galileo: His Science and His Significance for the Future of Man
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0964129566, Hardcover)Here at last is a readable and thorough account of the creation of modern science by one of the most pivotal and intriguing scientists in history. Connects Galileo's work to that of his major precursors and successors and to contemporary challenges facing humans on planet Earth. Describes discovery processes behind his innovations in physics, astronomy, pure and applied mathematics, philosophy of science, cosmology, measurement instrumentation and in newer developments including Relativity Theory. By example, raises the question: how much more advanced a civilization might we enjoy were it not for the subordination of individual achievers to collectivist institutions? Identifies a principal tool of that subordination and how it is used in education today. By analogy to the strategy of Whitman's "noiseless, patient spider", tells how a scientist who helped demote Earth to the status of a planet in an obscure part of the universe also showed the power of earthbound individuals to overcome intellectual tyranny and reach for the stars.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:37 -0400)
No library descriptions found.
RatingAverage: No ratings.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.