An Introduction to the History of Science


Read by Steven Seitel

(4.7 stars; 5 reviews)

A highly accessible introductory history of the development of scientific thought, method, and application from the first practical concepts of time and space (Babylonia, Egypt) to the development of the first successful heavier-than-air flying machine (Langley) and the discovery of radioactivity (Curie). - Summary by Steven Seitel (8 hr 18 min)

Chapters

00 Preface 5:45 Read by Steven Seitel
01 Science and Practical Needs - Egypt and Babylonia 24:27 Read by Steven Seitel
02 The Influence of Abstract Thought - Greece: Aristotle 26:58 Read by Steven Seitel
03 Scientific Theory Subordinated to Application - Rome: Vitruvius 22:27 Read by Steven Seitel
04 The Continuity of Science - The Medieval Church and the Arabs 24:28 Read by Steven Seitel
05 The Classification of the Sciences - Francis Bacon 27:49 Read by Steven Seitel
06 Scientific Method - Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey, Descartes 23:46 Read by Steven Seitel
07 Science as Measurement - Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Boyle 23:03 Read by Steven Seitel
08 Cooperation in Science - The Royal Society 26:40 Read by Steven Seitel
09 Science and the Struggle for Liberty - Benjamin Franklin 26:13 Read by Steven Seitel
10 The Interaction of the Sciences - Werner, Hutton, Black, Hall, William Smith 23:00 Read by Steven Seitel
11 Science and Religion - Kant, Lambert, Laplace, Sir William Herschel 22:23 Read by Steven Seitel
12 The Reign of Law - Dalton, Joule 26:12 Read by Steven Seitel
13 The Scientist - Sir Humphry Davy 25:29 Read by Steven Seitel
14 Scientific Prediction - The Discovery of Neptune 22:41 Read by Steven Seitel
15 Science and Travel - The Voyage of the Beagle 27:49 Read by Steven Seitel
16 Science and War - Pasteur, Lister 31:51 Read by Steven Seitel
17 Science and Invention - Langley's Aeroplane 22:54 Read by Steven Seitel
18 Scientific Hypothesis - Radioactive Substances 21:04 Read by Steven Seitel
19 The Scientific Imagination 20:45 Read by Steven Seitel
20 Science and Democratic Culture 22:32 Read by Steven Seitel

Reviews

accessible and interesting


(4.5 stars)

also suberb narrator. worth a future, second reading.