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Landmarks in Western Science : From Prehistory to the Atomic Age

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Examining important advances by such luminaries as Copernicus, Vesalius, Newton, Darwin, and Freud, historian Peter Whitfield discusses their context and impact and charts their progress from heresy to orthodoxy. 110 illustrations, 20 in color.Richly illustrated and eminently readable, this fascinating account helps us better understand how scientific ideas have been circulated and received at different periods in history as it reveals the sequence of faltering steps mankind has taken in an eff


Routledge, Taylor and Francis
Book Format
Original Languages
Number of Pages
Peter Whitfield
Publication Date
October, 1999
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
10.36 x 8.06 x 1.07 Inches

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