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The History of Physics
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1: Invention and Diversity in Greece and Rome 2: Selection and Development in Islam 3: Domestication in the West 4: A Second Creation 5: Classical Physics and its Cure 6: From Old World to New 7: By Way of Conclusion References and Further Reading Index

About the Author

John Heilbron was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, in physics and history; and began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He returned to Berkeley in 1967, where he rose to become professor of history and vice chancellor. After retiring in 1994 Heilbron taught sporadically at Caltech and Yale, and lived mostly around Oxford, where he has been Senior research Fellow at Worcester College and the Oxford Museum for History of Science. He has written several books for Oxford University Press, including Galileo (2010) and Love, literature, and the quantum atom. Niels Bohr's 1913 trilogy revisited (2013), with Finn Aaserud.

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A comprehensive treatment of the history of physics in the West * David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer *
Pick up a copy to get to grips with the 2500-year history of physics. * Tushna Commissariat, Physics World *
Elegantly written and entertaining. * Daan Wegener, Isis Review *
This book is essential reading. Insightful ... never boring. * Frost Magazine *
delightful... Heilbron leaves us rooted in lived reality * Nature, Robert P. Crease *
manages to pack an awful lot into that very short space ... interesting and informative for non-scientists * A Hermit's Progress *
The book is effectively a short history of ideas that moves around the cultures of Europe depending on time and place, so there is a fascinating chapter on Islamic contributions. * Network Review *

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