The first scientist : Anaximander and his legacy / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Marion Lignana Rosenberg.

Author
Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Yardley, Pa. : Westholme Publishing, c 2011.
Description
xix, 209 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The sixth century
  • Anaximander's contributions
  • Atmospheric phenomena
  • Earth floats in space, suspended in the void
  • Invisible entities and natural laws
  • Rebellion becomes virtue
  • Writing, democracy, and cultural crossbreeding
  • What is science?
  • Between cultural relativism and absolute thought
  • Can we understand the world without Gods?
  • Prescientific thought.
ISBN
  • 9781594161315
  • 1594161313
OCLC
694832795
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