The Outline of Science, Vol. 1
by J. Arthur Thomson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1922
Number of pages: 388
The aim of this book is to give the intelligent student-citizen, otherwise called "the man in the street," a bunch of intellectual keys by which to open doors which have been hitherto shut to him, partly because he got no glimpse of the treasures behind the doors, and partly because the portals were made forbidding by an unnecessary display of technicalities.
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by Henri Poincare - W. Scott
Henri Poincare wrote the essays in this book in 1905, the landmark period in physics after Maxwell and before special relativity. Not just the science, but the social attitudes of the day come through in this pleasant little book.
by Andrew Morris - UCL Press
The author takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts in ways that anyone can grasp. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science.
by Henry Smith Williams - Project Gutenberg
We shall best understand our story of the growth of science if we think of each new principle as a stepping-stone which must fit into its own particular niche. The story of the building of this wonderful structure is in itself fascinating.
by Todd Duncan - Science Integration Institute
This book invites readers to explore science as a useful guide in the search for meaning. Science is a powerful filter for figuring out how the world works and therefore for figuring out a context within which to make choices in everyday life.