An Introduction to the History of Science
by Walter Libby
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company 1917
Number of pages: 289
This book is intended as a simple introduction, taking advantage of the interests of youth of from seventeen to twenty-two years of age (and their intellectual compeers) in order to direct their attention to the story of the development of the sciences.
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An examination of the process scientists go through when determining which of the facts before them will be most useful in advancing scientific knowledge. In this text Poincare investigates mathematics, logic, physics, mechanics, and astronomy.
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