Scientifica Historica (Hardcover)
How the world's great science books chart the history of knowledge (Liber Historica)
Ivy Press, 9781782408789, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
The book is divided into five eras and explores the leading scientific pioneers, discoveries and books within them:
- Ancient World – looks at the beginnings of language, plus the first ever scientific documents produced and translated
- Renaissance in Print – explores the effects of the invention of the printing press and the exploration of the seas and skies
- Modern Classical – surveys the nineteenth century and the development of science as a profession
- Post-Classical – dissects the twentieth century and the introduction of relativity, quantum theory and genetics
- The Next Generation – reviews the period from 1980 to the modern day, showing how science has become accessible to the general public
About the Author
Brian Clegg read Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. He has written for numerous publications including Nature, the Times, the Wall Street Journal, and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution. He is editor of the book review site www.popularscience.co.uk, and his publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine.