Hindsight And Popular Astronomy
There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science. Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books written from 1833 to 1944. He examines these ...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company; Hardback edition (September 21, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 10269308
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“Analysis is a good habit and transferable to many disciplines.Altho not well versed in astronomy, I found Hindsight an interesting exercise, a quick read, and potentially useful to reviewing other studies and vocations.There were a disturbing number ...”
mportant works by acknowledged authorities in the field to see how they have stood the test of time. Where the luminaries have failed, he looks for clues that the layman reader could have used to raise doubts about what was being said. The aim of this highly accessible book is to develop tools for the non-scientist to evaluate the strange and marvelous results that astronomers report, in place of the highly-developed scientific and mathematical techniques available to the scientists themselves. A must-read for all science and astronomy enthusiasts.