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To Explain the World - The Discovery of Modern Science

Steven Weinberg

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In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries, from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world-they did not understand what there is to understand or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy. An illuminating exploration of the way we consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact that this discovery had on human knowledge and development.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Perkins

Length:

10h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

52:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

54:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

57:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:44