New PDF release: Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the

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 topics that are on the very middle of technological know-how: cosmogony, atomic idea and evolution. for every, the readings were chosen that allows you to supply a continual tale, allowing the reader to percentage within the nice pleasure of the method of medical discovery and the expansion of information from the earliest occasions to the current. the following, within the unique writings of the boys who've made technological know-how, are displayed the noble features of the disciplined mind's eye that are the executive defining features of the medical enterprise." — I. Bernard Cohen, Professor of the historical past of technological know-how, Harvard University
From the biblical publication of Genesis to Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution, those extracts from global literature illustrate the improvement of clinical inspiration throughout millennia. beginning with speculations through the traditional Greeks at the constitution of the universe, decisions on cosmogony comprise works via Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Laplace, Foucault, and Einstein. Theories and stories on experimental effects in regards to the nature of subject variety from Paracelsus' writings on alchemy to Faraday's paintings with electrochemistry and Sir Ernest Rutherford's reviews of radioactivity and the constitution of the atom. the ultimate part on evolutionary idea starts with Aristotle and Pliny and contours landmark works by means of the giants within the box, between them, Linnaeus, Lamarck, Lyell, Malthus, Darwin, and Mendel. 36 figures. 7 tables.

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