Moving Heaven and Earth  Icon Science  Book

Moving Heaven and Earth Icon Science


  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785782701

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Moving Heaven and Earth Icon Science Excerpt :

When Nicolaus Copernicus claimed that the Earth was not stationary at the centre of the universe but circled the Sun, he brought about a total revolution in the sciences and consternation in the Church. Copernicus’ theory demanded a new physics to explain motion and force, a new theory of space, and a completely new conception of the nature of our universe. He also showed for the first time that a common-sense view of things isn’t necessarily correct, and that mathematics can and does reveal the true nature of the material world. As John Henry reveals, from his idea of a swiftly moving Earth Copernicus sowed the seed from which science has grown to be a dominant aspect of modern culture, fundamental in shaping our understanding of the workings of the cosmos.

Moving Heaven and Earth Book

Moving Heaven and Earth


  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Astronomy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 178578269X

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Moving Heaven and Earth Excerpt :

An insight into the fundamental workings of the cosmos.

Eureka   Icon Science  Book

Eureka Icon Science


  • Author : Andrew Gregory
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785781926

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Eureka Icon Science Excerpt :

Medicine, anatomy, astronomy, mathematics and cosmology, science began with the Greeks, and Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archimedes and Hippocrates were amongst its stars. That man ever managed to develop a 'scientific' attitude to the natural world at all is one of the true wonders of human thought. Eureka! shows how, free from intellectual and religious dogma, these early thinkers rejected myths and capricious gods and, in distinguishing between the natural and supernatural, effectively discovered nature. Andrew Gregory, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London, unravels the genesis of science in this fascinating exploration of the origins of Western civilisation, and our desire for a rational, legitimating system of the world.

The Science Magpie Book

The Science Magpie


  • Author : Simon Flynn
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848314313

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The Science Magpie Excerpt :

From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen. Skip through time with Darwin’s note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and much more.

Knowledge is Power  Icon Science  Book
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Knowledge is Power Icon Science


  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785782510

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Knowledge is Power Icon Science Excerpt :

Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can he rank as he does alongside Newton? Bacon was the first major thinker to describe how science should be done, and to explain why. Scientific knowledge should not be gathered for its own sake but for practical benefit to mankind. And Bacon promoted experimentation, coming to outline and define the rigorous procedures of the 'scientific method' that today from the very bedrock of modern scientific progress. John Henry gives a dramatic account of the background to Bacon's innovations and the sometimes unconventional sources for his ideas. Why was he was so concerned to revolutionize the attitude to scientific knowledge - and why do his ideas for reform still resonate today?

A Charm of Magpies Book

A Charm of Magpies


  • Author : Simon Flynn
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2014-11-06
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848317413

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A Charm of Magpies Excerpt :

The Science Magpie is Simon Flynn’s bestselling collection of enthralling facts, stories, poems and more from science’s history, from the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique with The Antiques Magpie. And with acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen, join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather in The Nature Magpie.

God s Philosophers Book

God s Philosophers


  • Author : James Hannam
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2009-08-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848311589

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This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Science and Religion Book

Science and Religion


  • Author : Gary B. Ferngren
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421412825

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Science and Religion Excerpt :

Written by distinguished historians of science and religion, the thirty essays in this volume survey the relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. This wide-ranging collection also introduces a variety of approaches to understanding their intersection, suggesting a model not of inalterable conflict, but of complex interaction. Tracing the rise of science from its birth in the medieval West through the scientific revolution, the contributors describe major shifts that were marked by discoveries such as those of Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton and the Catholic and Protestant reactions to them. They assess changes in scientific understanding brought about by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transformations in geology, cosmology, and biology, together with the responses of both mainstream religious groups and such newer movements as evangelicalism and fundamentalism. The book also treats the theological implications of contemporary science and evaluates recent approaches such as environmentalism, gender studies, social construction, and postmodernism, which are at the center of current debates in the historiography, understanding, and application of science. Contributors: Colin A. Russell, David B. Wilson, Edward Grant, David C. Lindberg, Alnoor Dhanani, Owen Gingerich, Richard J. Blackwell, Edward B. Davis, Michael P. Winship, John Henry, Margaret J. Osler, Richard S. Westfall, John Hedley Brooke, Nicolaas A. Rupke, Peter M. Hess, James Moore, Peter J. Bowler, Ronald L. Numbers, Steven J. Harris, Mark A. Noll, Edward J. Larson, Richard Olson, Craig Sean McConnell, Robin Collins, William A. Dembski, David N. Livingstone, Sara Miles, and Stephen P. Weldon.

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science Book

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science


  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137079046

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The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science Excerpt :

This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.

Dictionary of Christianity and Science Book

Dictionary of Christianity and Science


  • Author : Zondervan,
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310496069

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Dictionary of Christianity and Science Excerpt :

The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently--until now. Featuring entries from over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from the existence of Adam and Eve to the age of the earth, evolution and string theory. FEATURES INCLUDE: Over 450 entries that will help you think through some of today's most challenging scientific topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more Multiple-view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare differing Christian viewpoints Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning Fully cross-referenced, entries include references and recommendations for further reading Advance Praise: "Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arm’s reach." --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary "This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing." --Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University "Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."--Kar

A Short History of Scientific Thought Book

A Short History of Scientific Thought


  • Author : John Henry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230356467

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A Short History of Scientific Thought Excerpt :

An essential introductory textbook that shows students how science came to be such an important aspect of modern culture. Lively and readable, it provides a rich historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought, from the Ancient Greeks to the twentieth century. John Henry also explains how new scientific theories have emerged and analyses their impact on contemporary thinking. This is an ideal core text for modules on the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, or the History and Philosophy of Science - or a supplementary text for broader modules on European History or Intellectual History - which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate History, Philosophy or Science degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of science for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in European History, Intellectual History, Science or Philosophy.

Nicolaus Copernicus Book

Nicolaus Copernicus


  • Author : Barbara A. Somervill
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0756510589

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Nicolaus Copernicus Excerpt :

Discusses the life and career of the sixteenth-century Polish astronomer who was the first man to assert, in print, the theory that the Earth moves around the sun.

Latitude   the Magnetic Earth Book
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Latitude the Magnetic Earth


  • Author : Stephen Pumfrey
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822031193576

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Latitude the Magnetic Earth Excerpt :

Unfolding the drama of Gilbert's discoveries, this book climaxes with an exploration of geomagnetism, via the story of the logitude schemes so crucial today's seafarers.

An Entertainment for Angels Book
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An Entertainment for Angels


  • Author : Patricia Fara
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781840465549

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An Entertainment for Angels Excerpt :

Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, 'an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for Men'. By demonstrating their control of the natural world, Enlightenment philosophers hoped to gain authority over society. And their stunning electrical performances provided dramatic evidence of their special powers. Using contemporary illustrations, Patricia Fara vividly portrays how Franklin and his colleagues struggled to understand the strange and exciting effects their experiments were producing.

Science and Scientists Book

Science and Scientists


  • Author : Salem Press
  • Publisher : Magill's Choice
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1189
  • ISBN 10 : 1587653028

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Science and Scientists Excerpt :

Alphabetically arranged entries document 245 key breakthroughs in the history of science from ancient times to the present day.