Einstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
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Einstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/09/2000
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“[The] book makes a wonderfully cohesive whole. It is rich in ideas, elegantly expressed. I highly recommend it to any serious student of science and culture.”—Lucy Horwitz, Boston Book Review

“An important and lasting contribution to a more profound understanding of the place of science in our culture.”—Hans C. von Baeyer, Boston Sunday Globe

“[Holton’s] themes are central to an understanding of the nature of science, and Holton does an excellent job of identifying and explaining key features of the scientific enterprise, both in the historical sense and in modern science…I know of no better informed scientist who has studied the nature of science for half a century.”—Ron Good, Science and Education

Through his rich exploration of Einstein’s thought, Gerald Holton shows how the best science depends on great intuitive leaps of imagination, and how science is indeed the creative expression of the traditions of Western civilization.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674004337
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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[The] book makes a wonderfully cohesive whole. It is rich in ideas, elegantly expressed. I highly recommend it to any serious student of science and culture. - Lucy Horowitz, Boston Book Review

An important and lasting contribution to a more profound understanding of the place of science in our culture. - Hans C. von Baeyer, Boston Sunday Globe

I know of no better informed scientist who has studied the nature of science for half a century. - Ron Good, Science and Education

Holton has succeeded admirably. - New York Times Book Review

Using Albert Einstein as the embodiment of the creative force that connects science with society, Holton embraces the humanistic side of science and fights the contemporary backlash against it. - Science News

Holton effectively outlines the terms of a debate that will determine much of our short-range future. - Kirkus Reviews

Brilliantly informed, wonderfully written. - John Kenneth Galbraith

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