Weinberg traces science's evolution from its ancient beginnings through Newton's discoveries. Narrator Tom Perkins delivers Weinberg's book as a well-presented beginners' lecture, starting in the early passages, where the author writes about scientists' love of theory. As Weinberg mixes science and math with biographies and a discussion of cultural attitudes toward science, Perkins makes sure listeners can follow the main points on an international tour of early scientific inquiry. Still, there are places where it bogs down. The general listener may not be interested in lists of people who translated scientific works or be able to follow an equation while driving. Nonetheless, listeners will learn enough to appreciate the development of science. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2015
CD ISBN 9781494508371 $39.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781494558376 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
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