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The Fabric of the Heavens: The Development of Astronomy and Dynamics

 
 
 
 
The Fabric of the Heavens: The Development of Astronomy and Dynamics
Author: Stephen Toulmin - June Goodfield
ISBN 13: 9780226808482
ISBN 10: 226808483
Edition: New edition
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 294
List Price: $23.00
 
 

Conceived as three companion volumes that form an introduction to the central ideas of the modern natural sciences, these books--intelligent, informative, and accessible--are an excellent source for those who have no technical knowledge of the subject.

Physics Today

Not until the last chapter of the book is [the reader] allowed to think again wholly as a modern man has become accustomed, by common sense, to think. The discipline is admirably suited to the authors' task, and cunningly devised for the reader's edification--and, indeed, for his delight.