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, Robert B. Silvers, Oliver Sacks, R. C. Lewontin, Daniel J. Kevles
     
 
In these essays, Jonathan Miller, Oliver Sacks and Daniel Kevles show how and why some discoveries and insights in science emerge with great promise, only to be discarded or forgotten, then re-emerge years later as important. Richard Lewontin and Stephen Jay Gould suggest deep and largely unacknowledged distortions in the way scientists and popularizers alike conceive

Overview

In these essays, Jonathan Miller, Oliver Sacks and Daniel Kevles show how and why some discoveries and insights in science emerge with great promise, only to be discarded or forgotten, then re-emerge years later as important. Richard Lewontin and Stephen Jay Gould suggest deep and largely unacknowledged distortions in the way scientists and popularizers alike conceive the sturcture of the world and its natural history. Illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

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)

Meet the Author

Since the third grade, Jonathan Miler has aspired to become an author. He has written plays in elementary school. He has written poetry for his college newspaper. Now, he is currently in the process of writing a science fiction novel.

Jonathan resides in Pasadena, California where he was born and raised.

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