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The history of physics : a very short introduction

Author: J L Heilbron
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in ancient Greece? John Heilbron's crisp and witty book tells the 2500-year story and highlights the implications for humankind's self-understanding.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Heilbron
ISBN: 9780191782435 0191782432 019968412X 9780199684120
OCLC Number: 1027038987
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the Greek way --
Invention in antiquity --
Selection in Islam --
Domestication in Europe --
Second creation --
Classical physics and its cure --
From Old World to new --
The quintessential.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: J.L. Heilbron.

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The book is effectively a short history of ideas that moves around the cultures of Europe depending on time and place, so there is a fascinating chapter on Islamic contributions. * Network Review * Read more...

 
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