How Modern Science Came into the World
by H. Floris Cohen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2010
Number of pages: 825
A vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. The author explains how modern science could come about in Europe rather than in Greece, China, or the Islamic world.
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This General Science book is aimed at GCSE students rather than university students. Although this text is set out using the English system, students from other nations will find much of the material relevant. The subject is divided into modules.
by Henri Poincare - W. Scott
Henri Poincare wrote the essays in this book in 1905, the landmark period in physics after Maxwell and before special relativity. Not just the science, but the social attitudes of the day come through in this pleasant little book.
by Peter Caws - University of California Press
Peter Caws provides a fresh treatment of some of the most vexing problems in the philosophy of science: explanation, induction, causality, evolution, discovery, artificial intelligence, and the social implications of technological rationality.
- National Academies Press
A well-written resource for understanding the principles of responsible research. This is an excellent guide, not only for seasoned scientists and research administrators, but also for newcomers to the field of science and research administration.