Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science
William Cecil Dampier Dampier, Margaret Dampier
Courier Dover Publications, 2003 - Science - 275 pages
"Sir William Cecil Dampier's Readings in the Literature of Science has long been a classic. Unlike many other collections, it has the virtue of dealing thoroughly with three major subjects which are at the very heart of science: cosmogony, atomic theory and evolution. For each, the readings have been selected so as to give a continuous story, enabling the reader to share in the great excitement of the process of scientific discovery and the growth of knowledge from the earliest times to the present. Here, in the original writings of the men who have made science, are displayed the noble qualities of the disciplined imagination which are the chief defining characteristics of the scientific enterprise."-I. Bernard Cohen, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University. 1959 ed. 36 figures. 7 tables.
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