The Fabric of the Heavens

Toulmin Stephen Goodfield June
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. Praise for The Fabric of the Heavens: I cannot remember when I last went... Read More
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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.

Praise for The Fabric of the Heavens:

I cannot remember when I last went through a book, any book, with such all-devouring zest. What is more, even the most complex technicalities are reduced to a positively crystalline clarity: If I can understand them, anyone can. The Fabric of the Heavens is, in every sense of the word, an eye-opener.--Peter Green, The Yorkshire Post

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.--Physics Today

Praise for The Architecture of Matter:

The Architecture of Matter is to be warmly recommended. It is that rare achievement, a lively book which at the same time takes the fullest possible advantage of scholarly knowledge.--Charles C. Gillespie, New York Times Book Review

One is impressed by the felicity of the examples and by the lively clarity with which significant experiments and ideas are explained. . . . No other history of science is so consistently challenging.--Scientific American

Praise for The Discovery of Time:

A subject of absorbing interest . . . is presented not as a history of science, but as a chapter in the history of ideas from the ancient Greeks to our own time.--Times Literary Supplement

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226808483
ISBN-13 9780226808482
GTIN-13 9780226808482
GTIN-14 09780226808482
Subtitle The Development of Astronomy and Dynamics
Author Toulmin Stephen|Goodfield June
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 294
Publication Date Oct 31, 1999
Dimension 6.04 in 9.02 in 0.63 in