Hidden Histories of Science (New York Review of Books Collections Series)

Hidden Histories of Science (New York Review of Books Collections Series)

by Jonathan Miller, Oliver Sacks, R. C. Lewontin, Daniel J. Kevles
     
 

These five essays show that science is, in the words of Oliver Sacks, "a human enterprise through and through, an organic, evolving, human growth, with sudden spurts and arrests, and strange deviations, too. It grows out of its past, but never outgrows it, any more than we outgrow our childhood." See more details below

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These five essays show that science is, in the words of Oliver Sacks, "a human enterprise through and through, an organic, evolving, human growth, with sudden spurts and arrests, and strange deviations, too. It grows out of its past, but never outgrows it, any more than we outgrow our childhood."

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Booknews
In a wonderfully readable collection of original essays, five eminent writers--Oliver Sacks, Jonathan Miller, Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel J. Kevles, and R.C. Lewontin--explore forgotten and neglected aspects of the history of science. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940322035
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
New York Review Books Collections Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.84(d)

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