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Publisher Description

The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2006
March 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
238
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer Netherlands
SELLER
Springer Nature B.V.
SIZE
2.1
MB

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