The Sleepwalkers (Peregrine Books)

4.24 avg rating
( 643 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140552126: The Sleepwalkers (Peregrine Books)

Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe

In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

A thought-provoking account of the scientific achievements and lives of cosmologists from Babylonians to Newton.

Review:

The Sleepwalkers is a valuable and provocative book . . . a work with a noble aim ( Sunday Times)

The greatest part of this massive work is a close and valuable study of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo . . . He writes tensely, with passion, as though personally involved, about events that took place more than 300 years ago ( The Times)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Koestler, Arthur
Published by Penguin UK (1986)
ISBN 10: 014055212X ISBN 13: 9780140552126
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin UK, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014055212X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds