From: Don Winterstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 06:20:05 EDT
Preston Garrison wrote:
> A friend has asked me for recommendations on good books with broad
> coverage on the history of science and philosophy of science. I would
> appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.
A delightful, simple, entertaining yet competently written book that goes
from Pythagoras to string theory is "Pythagoras' Trousers" by Margaret
Wertheim. I'd recommend this as a first read for anyone interested in the
subject. The emphasis is on physical sciences rather than life sciences and
includes discussion of the role (and lack thereof) of women. Discussion of
the influence of religion on science and vice versa crops up often.
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