1.What is Science 2.Astronomy: The First Science 3.Counting 4.Greek and Alexandrian Science 5.Islamic Science 6.The Birth of Modern Science 7.The Newtonian World 8.The Science of Life 9.Physical Sciences in the Twentieth Century 10.Biology in the Twentieth Century 11.The New Internationalization 12.The Frontiers of Science. Epilogue. Index
James Trefil is Clarence J Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. Author of over 40 books and the recipient of numerous awards, he is renowned for his ability to explain science to non-scientists.
"Trefil is a well-known interpreter of science for the layperson, and achieves that goal very well in this effort. He selects important advances in a number of historical periods and then analyzes specific scientific disciplines... [and] the material is presented in a logical, clear, coherent fashion...Summing Up: Highly Recommended." - D. W. Hill, University of North Texas, CHOICE