history of science


God’s Planet, by Owen Gingerich

Stephen Jay Gould regarded science and religion as addressing different kinds of questions. Owen Gingerich goes a step farther with a more nuanced approach.


The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet, by Freeman J. Dyson

An English theoretical physicist, Freeman Dyson came to America after World War II and held a coveted position at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. Now retired, Dyson has one of the most interesting minds of our time, concerned with topics ranging far beyond relativistic quantum field theory, the discipline that made him famous among physicists.


Kepler's Witch/Galileo in Rome

Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei were contemporaries, standing midway in time between Copernicus and Isaac Newton.