Fascinating history of amazing achievement, remarkable scholars and tender egos.
This is particularly interesting for those with a mathematical bent. The stories of the discovery of calculus and of the relationships of structures of the universes to each other are fascinating.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
a history of how the great minds of the 1600 brought us modern physics and mathematics. I would really love to try an dread some of the original texts of the "math-Masters". to think in the 1600's people could calculate the position of the moon in relationship to the earth within inches...
What a wonderful View of the world as it was, and how it shaped the world that is. An astounding perspective that brings a new appreciation for the mind and persona of a remarkable man and his contemporaries that changed it all.
The author provides a great balance between presentation of the human side of the scientists along with their theories and principles that continue to affect the modern world. Is very entertaining, quite insightful, and well worth the time and effort to read. truly time well spent!
I saw science setting the groundwork for the separation of man as a whole from God. Christianity brought man together, whether they liked it or not, but science opened the door for the discussions that would allow men to find the nearest reasonable (to them) exit; effects seen more clearly today.
God is still God even as He allows men to make a closer inspection of all that He has made. He has not changed & neither have man's desires.
The last church will probably resemble the first church when that Day comes, if Christ can find any faith on earth upon His return.
In the meantime, all that God has done is interesting to learn about as men follow the breadcrumb trial He leaves, which leads to the knowledge of His perfection in every detail.
This book is a good introduction to the beginnings of "modern" science.
Compelling story that provides an excellent visual understanding of the times in which the history took place. The weaving of the various eminent minds across a broad span of time was very well done.
The narrator delivered the story with just the right tone. Very fitting. Kind of like listening to a sagacious grandfather sharing his long lost tales of youth.
I live in Thailand, and love to listen to audible.
I loved this audio book, it takes you back into the world of scientists in the 1600's and immerses the reader in their triumphs, rages, selfish behavior and how they regarded everything as directly done by God. But yet Isaac Newton figured out gravity, and he and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz created calculus - but separately and unbeknownst to the other. The book is so interesting, telling about facts these scientists figured out, such as if gravity went away the moon would fly off in a straight line. It would actually fly off on a tangent. Facts like these are interwoven with interesting personalities and lives. The narration is perfect. I highly recommend it. Loved it.