Gribbin, John: History Of Western Science, 1543-2001
History Of Western Science, 1543-2001
Published by Folio Society in 2008. Fourth printing. Fine antiquarian condition. Blue leather spine with gilt title. Top edge gilt. Slipcase has some minor marks. Internally clean, no handwriting or owner inscriptions. Illustrated.
John Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists.
In History Of Western Science, Gribbin writes a history of western science incorporating a biographical approach instead of the Kuhnian method emphasizing paradigm shifts. “From the origins of western science in the Renaissance, Gribbin plots his course for the present day, travelling via the Newtonian and Darwinian revolutions, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and atomic theory, before arriving in the modern era with the New Physics, genetics and the Big Bang.” (from a review by The Guardian).
The Folio Society is a London-based publisher. Folio Society produces illustrated hardback editions of classic fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and children’s titles. Folio editions feature specially designed bindings and include artist-commissioned illustrations or researched artworks and photographs.
History Of Western Science, 1543-2001 was first published in 2002 under the title Science: A History, 1543-2001.