Penguin Modern Classics The Sleepwalkers: A History Of Man's Changing Vision Of The Universe by Arthur KoestlerPenguin Modern Classics The Sleepwalkers: A History Of Man's Changing Vision Of The Universe by Arthur Koestler

Penguin Modern Classics The Sleepwalkers: A History Of Man's Changing Vision Of The Universe

byArthur Koestler

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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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.
Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) was an extraordinary polymath, writer and political polemicist. His most famous works include the novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure, his autobiographical writings, including Spanish Testament and Scum of the Earth, and his visionary non-fiction, including The Ghost in the Machine, The Case o...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics The Sleepwalkers: A History Of Man's Changing Vision Of The UniverseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141394536

ISBN - 13:9780141394534

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