Landmarks in Western Science: From Prehistory to the Atomic Age

Psychology Press, 1999 - 256 pàgines
"In the course of his stimulating and wide-ranging survey, Whitfield describes the long and complex process of discovery that lies behind that achievement, from the earliest times up to the mid-20th century. He shows how people with enquiring minds and a range of beliefs have tried to 'build bridges between nature and eternity', and he argues that the history of science, like that of art, is not a simple progression from lower to higher, but a sequence of responses to the world, conditioned by historical circumstances."--Jacket.

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Peter Whitfield has written widely on the history of maps, including The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps (1994) and New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration(Routledge 1998) He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London, and now runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps.

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