Before Galileo

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Februar 2013



The birth of modern science in medieval Europe


John Freely was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. He left school at seventeen to join the US Navy for the last years of World War II. He has a PhD from New York University and completed his postdoctoral studies at Oxford. He teaches physics at Bosphorous University in Istanbul. He has written over forty books, including The Grand Turk and Istanbul: The Imperial City.


'A sinuous odyssey ... Freely chronicles the transmission of scientific ideas from ancient Greece and Rome to an early modern Europe on the cusp of the scientific revolution.' Booklist 'Informative and intriguing ... Freely shows how Western science developed in relation to - and in controversy with - ancient Greek ideas about matter, light, motion and the structure of the heavens.' Publishers Weekly
EAN: 9780715645369
ISBN: 0715645366
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Duckworth Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 348 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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