9780316117043

The Day the Universe Changed

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ISBN 10: 0316117048 / 0-316-11704-8
ISBN 13: 9780316117043
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover
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How Galileo's telescope changed the truth, and other events in history that dramatically altered our understanding of the world"At any time in the past," says James Burke, "people have held a view of the waythe universe works which was for them definitive, whether it was based on mythsor research. And at any time, that view they held was sooner or later altered bychanges in the body of knowledge. This book examines some of those momentsof change." In this highly acclaimed study, James Burke examines eight periods in historywhen our view of the world shifted dramatically: In the eleventh century, when extraordinary discoveries were made by Spanish crusaders In fourteenth-century Florence, where perspective in painting emerged In the fifteenth century, when the advent of the printing press shook the foundations of an oral society In the sixteenth century, when gunnery developments triggered the birth of modern science In the early eighteenth century, when hot English summers brought on the Industrial Revolution In the battlefield surgery stations of the French revolutionary armies, where people first became statistics In the nineteenth century, when the discovery of dinosaur fossils led to the theory of evolution In the 1820s, when electrical experiments heralded the end of scientific certaintyBased on the popular television documentary series, "The Day TheUniverse Changed" is a bestselling history that challenges the reader todecide whether there is absolute knowledge to discover -- or whetherthe universe is "ultimately what we say it is."

 

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