Thursday, April 16, 2009

Best books: Steven Johnson

At The Week, author Steven Johnson recommended six other books about scientific breakthroughs.

One title on the list:
The Scientists by John Gribbin (Random House, $18).

A sprawling, delightful history of science, from the Renaissance on, that emphasizes the people, not the paradigm shifts. Gribbin is most illuminating in the book’s first half, which explores the emergence of the scientific method itself.
Read about the other five books on Johnson's list.

The Page 69 Test: John Gribbin's The Fellowship.

--Marshal Zeringue