Revolution In Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our World by M. BrakeRevolution In Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our World by M. Brake

Revolution In Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our World

byM. Brake, Mark L Brake

Hardcover | January 29, 2010

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This is the compelling story of the two biggest events in the evolution of ideas: the revolutions of Galileo and Darwin. Mark Brake captures the adventure and excitement of these two scientists in this is a timely examination of the ways in which faith and science clash, and how the battle for 'truth' is a perennial one.
MARK BRAKE is Director of the Science Communication Research Unit at the University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK. He has served as science consultant to Microsoft and was a founding member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute science communication group. He is the author ofDifferent Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Sci...
Title:Revolution In Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202683

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS Greek Sky: The World Before the Telescope Heaven and Earth The Darkness Rising PART II: THE GATHERING STORM The Medieval Sky The Great Chain of Being PART III: THE REVOLUTIONS: THE WEAPONS OF DISCOVERY The Telescope and Galileo Evolution and Darwin PART IV: THE AFTERMATH: WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN The 'Galileo' Aftermath The 'Darwin' Aftermath PART V: THE PRESTIGE The Kudos

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating. Mark Brake takes a story about the political manipulation of the scientific ideas of Greek natural philosophers by the established church across two millennia and with a facility and style rare among scientists and an acute understanding of the human condition breathes life into the entire fabric. A compelling, thought provoking and inventive narrative.”--Roy Davies, author of The Darwin Conspiracy: Origins of a Scientific Crime