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500 S
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Nationality/regional group: nat New Yorkers (New York State) lcdgt
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Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-329) and index.
Contents
Introduction: the knowledge machine -- The great method debate. Unearthing the scientific method -- Human frailty -- The essential subjectivity of science -- How science works. The iron rule of explanation -- Baconian convergence -- Explanatory ore -- The drive for objectivity -- The supremacy of observation -- Why science took so long. Science's strategic irrationality -- The war against beauty -- The advent of science -- Science now. Building the scientific mind -- Science and humanism -- Care and maintenance of the knowledge machine.
Summary
"A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. Captivatingly written, interwoven with tantalizing illustrations and historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Michael Strevens's wholly original investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so long, two thousand years after the invention of philosophy and mathematics, for the human race to start using science to learn the secrets of nature? The Knowledge Machine's radical answer is that science calls on its practitioners to do something irrational: by willfully ignoring religion, theoretical beauty, and, especially, philosophy-essentially stripping away all previous knowledge-scientists embrace an unnaturally narrow method of inquiry, channeling unprecedented energy into observation and experimentation. Like Yuval Harari's Sapiens or Thomas Kuhn's 1962 classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Knowledge Machine overturns much of what we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781631491375 (hardcover)
1631491377 (hardcover)
Call #
J B PERKIN
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (page [48]).
Summary
Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all. This book is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.-- adapted from publisher description.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Dunn, Debbie Loren.
Sanna, Francesca.
ISBN/ISSN
9781368032841 (reinforced binding)
1368032842 (reinforced binding)
Call #
J 502 Z
Descript.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Series
Note
Includes index.
Audience
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
Summary
"Information and photographs of scientific theories and facts, for young children"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
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National Geographic Kids (Firm)
National Geographic Society (U.S.).
Title
Little kids first big book of science
First big book of science
ISBN/ISSN
9781426333187 (hardcover)
9781426333194 (hardcover)
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