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The History of Science offers a fascinating overview of the major leaps forward in science across the ages. From the mathematical and medical advances of the ancient world, to the Scientific Revolution in the Renaissance, to the ground-breaking developments of the 20th century, a precise chronological account of progress is given.

In charting the course of the endeavours to understand, explain and harness the mysterious forces at work in our universe, Whitfield creates an accessible and lucid narrative which brings the novice up-to-speed. The writer's excitement about the vast potential of science is infectious, making this enjoyable, as well as informative, listening.

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Not so original

This is a rehashed history of science without much depth - and with a few issues that made me raise an eyebrow. OK for an absolute newbie or someone prepared to ask "big", meaningless questions at the end of a pop science book...

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  • 10-07-17

Informative

This is a very interesting and informative book about the history of science. I found it very enjoyable.