The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare

Poincare, Henri
ISBN:
9780375758485

More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and nonscientists alike. His lucid and welcoming prose made him the Carl Sagan of his time. This volume collects his three most important books: Science and Hypothesis (1903); The Value of Science (1905); and Science and Method (1908). Editorial Reviews From Barnes & Noble Stephen Jay Gould is perhaps the scientist most famed for his literary skills. As the editor for the Modern Library Science Series, Gould has chosen some of the seminal works in science, landmark volumes that can be read by both scientists and nonscientists. This series is a wonderful way to build a home library of some of history's greatest thinkers.

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