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Measure for measure : a musical history of science

Author: Thomas Levenson
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two thousand five hundred years ago, Pythagoras discovered the musical scale and, with it, the first scientific theory of nature. Then, and for centuries after, music and science together made sense of the universe. By the twentieth century however, science stood alone, and our faith in its ability to uncover the truths of the natural world was, for a time, unshakable. In Measure for Measure, Thomas Levenson offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levenson, Thomas.
Measure for measure.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)624396902
Online version:
Levenson, Thomas.
Measure for measure.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)631133408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Levenson
ISBN: 0671787306 9780671787301
OCLC Number: 30400770
Description: 351 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: By Design. A perfect order --
All is founded in perfection --
Nothing in vain --
Interlude: sound and light --
An Unbounded Prospect. It is a great secret --
Our powers increase without limits --
The exactitude of their proportions --
Interlude: we cannot go back to that --
Making Sense of the Whole. Light in the cave --
We need new instruments very badly --
Finale: description is revelation.
Responsibility: Thomas Levenson.

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A humorous study of the history of science and scientific thinking. This covers from Pythagoras' discovery of the musical scale to the modern use of genetically engineered mice.  Read more...

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