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The Discovery of Time

Author : Stephen Edelston Toulmin
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Examines the development of the concept of history and analyzes its impact on science and attitudes toward the natural world

The Discovery of Time

Author : Stephen Toulmin
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The Discovery of Time

Author : Stuart McCready
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From the internal body clock to the most advanced atomic timekeeping, the story of discovering time is also the story of how that quest changed the way people position themselves in time. In a clear style and with accompanying illustrations, The Discovery of Time covers a wide range of world approaches to the concept of time.

The Early Peopling of America and Its Discovery Before the Time of Columbus

Author : Louis Bradaen
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The Renaissance Discovery of Time

Author : Ricardo J. Quinones
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Time s Arrow Time s Cycle

Author : Stephen Jay Gould
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Rarely has a scholar attained such popular acclaim merely by doing what he does best and enjoys most. But such is Stephen Jay Gould’s command of paleontology and evolutionary theory, and his gift for brilliant explication, that he has brought dust and dead bones to life, and developed an immense following for the seeming arcana of this field. In Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle his subject is nothing less than geology’s signal contribution to human thought—the discovery of “deep time,” the vastness of earth’s history, a history so ancient that we can comprehend it only as metaphor. He follows a single thread through three documents that mark the transition in our thinking from thousands to billions of years: Thomas Burnet’s four-volume Sacred Theory of the Earth (1680–1690), James Hutton’s Theory of the Earth (1795), and Charles Lyell’s three-volume Principles of Geology (1830–1833). Gould’s major theme is the role of metaphor in the formulation and testing of scientific theories—in this case the insight provided by the oldest traditional dichotomy of Judeo-Christian thought: the directionality of time’s arrow or the immanence of time’s cycle. Gould follows these metaphors through these three great documents and shows how their influence, more than the empirical observation of rocks in the field, provoked the supposed discovery of deep time by Hutton and Lyell. Gould breaks through the traditional “cardboard” history of geological textbooks (the progressive march to truth inspired by more and better observations) by showing that Burnet, the villain of conventional accounts, was a rationalist (not a theologically driven miracle-monger) whose rich reconstruction of earth history emphasized the need for both time’s arrow (narrative history) and time’s cycle (immanent laws), while Hutton and Lyell, our traditional heroes, denied the richness of history by their exclusive focus upon time’s arrow.

The Ancestry of Science By Stephen Toulmin June Goodfield With Plates

Author : Nuffield Foundation Unit for the History of Ideas
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History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent

Author : George Bancroft
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Yosemite the Park and Its Resources a History of the Discovery Management and Physical Development of Yosemite National Park California Historical narrative

Author : Linda W. Greene
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Outlines of American History from the First Discovery to the Present Time for Families and Schools with Numerous Engrabings and Questions for the Examination of Pupils

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Columbus and the Spanish Discovery of America By Charles Francis Adams George E Ellis Gamaliel Bradford Alexander McKenzie and Justin Winsor

Author : Charles Francis Adams
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The Medical Times and Gazette

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Journal of Agricultural Research

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Buchanan s Journal of Man

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A Narrative of Arctic Discovery from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Author : John Joseph Shillinglaw
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Appendix: List of vessels and officers engaged in Arctic research, from 1818 to 1850.

The Discovery of the Ancient City of Norumbega

Author : Eben Norton Horsford
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Address on the History of California from the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1849

Author : Edmund Randolph
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Ralph Thoresby the Topographer His Town and Times

Author : Daniel Hopkin Atkinson
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The New York Code of Civil Procedure as it is January 1st 1895

Author : New York (State)
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Big Bang

Author : Simon Singh
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The best selling author of FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM and THE CODE BOOK tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang.Albert Einstein once said: 'The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.' Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can.As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is, the book will address why cosmologists believe that it is an accurate description of the origin of the universe. It will also tell the story of the scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey.Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever.