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The Origins of Modern Science

Book Book Review, Title The Origins of Modern Science, Author Herbert Butterfield, Rating 4.0,

The Origins of Modern Science

Herbert Butterfield

Book Review

Herbert Butterfield tells the story of the development of modern science from the late Middle Ages until the advent of the French Revolution, emphasizing the development of the modern understanding of motion. This is a brilliant choice, as it was the construction of a robust physical and mathematical model of motion that allowed Newton to unite terrestrial and astronomical physics into a universal set of physical laws describing mechanics, and critically informed the modern pursuit of science.