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The ascent of science /

by Silver, Brian L.
Published by : Oxford University Press, (New York :) Physical details: xviii,534 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN:9780195134278 (pbk.); 0195134273 (pbk.). Year: 1998
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"A Solomon Press book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [513]-518) and index.

Bibliography: p513-518. - Includes index.

1. Newton Gets It Completely Wrong -- 2. I Believe -- 3. Thomas Aquinas versus Neil Armstrong -- 4. The Second Law -- 5. Predicting Catastrophe -- 6. From Newton to De Sade: The Partial Triumph of Reason -- 7. From Rousseau to Blake: The Revolt against Reason -- 8. Lodestone, Amber, and Lightning -- 9. Belief and Action -- 10. The Demise of Alchemy -- 11. The Nineteenth Century -- 12. The Material Trinity: The Atom -- 13. The Stuff of Existence -- 14. Scipio's Dream -- 15. Making Waves -- 16. The Ubiquity of Motion -- 17. Energy -- 18. Entropy: Intimations of Mortality -- 19. Chaos -- 20. The Slow Birth of Biology -- 21. In a Monastery Garden -- 22. Evolution -- 23. The Descent of Man -- 24. The Gene Machine -- 25. The Lords of Nature? -- 26. Life: The Molecular Battle -- 27. The Origin of Life? Take Your Choice -- 28. The Inexplicable Quantum -- 29. New Ways of Thinking -- 30. The Land of Paradox -- 31. The Elementary Particles -- 32. Relativity -- 33. Cosmology.

34. The Cosmos and Peeping Tom -- 35. The Impossibility of Creation -- 36. The Tree of Death -- 37. "What the Devil Does It All Mean?" -- 38. The Future.

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