By William Dampier,Margaret Dampier
"Sir William Cecil Dampier's Readings within the Literature of Science has lengthy been a vintage. in contrast to many different collections, it has the advantage of dealing completely with 3 significant matters that are on the very middle of technology: cosmogony, atomic idea and evolution. for every, the readings were chosen on the way to supply a continual tale, permitting the reader to percentage within the nice pleasure of the method of medical discovery and the expansion of information from the earliest instances to the current. right here, within the unique writings of the lads who've made technological know-how, are displayed the noble features of the disciplined mind's eye that are the manager defining features of the medical enterprise." — I. Bernard Cohen, Professor of the background of technology, Harvard University
From the biblical publication of Genesis to Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution, those extracts from global literature illustrate the improvement of medical inspiration throughout millennia. beginning with speculations by means of the traditional Greeks at the constitution of the universe, decisions on cosmogony contain works through Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Laplace, Foucault, and Einstein. Theories and studies on experimental effects about the nature of topic variety from Paracelsus' writings on alchemy to Faraday's paintings with electrochemistry and Sir Ernest Rutherford's experiences of radioactivity and the constitution of the atom. the ultimate part on evolutionary conception starts with Aristotle and Pliny and contours landmark works through the giants within the box, between them, Linnaeus, Lamarck, Lyell, Malthus, Darwin, and Mendel. 36 figures. 7 tables.
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Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science by William Dampier,Margaret Dampier