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Understanding the Present

(1992)
Science and the Soul of Modern Man
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This is an important work, which demands that we sit up and take notice of the ever-increasing effects of science on the way we live our lives. In this thrilling and compelling exploration of the human condition, Brian Appleyard exposes the central role of science in shaping our lives and our beliefs, tracing the history of science from Copernicus, Newton, and Descartes to Einstein, Feynman, and Hawking. He argues that the birth of environmentalism and the diminished importance of religion and philosophy in today's society are direct results of science's 400 year assault on our view of ourselves and the universe.

    


Hardback Editions

February 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0-385-42071-4 / 978-0-385-42071-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0-330-32012-2 / 978-0-330-32012-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Understanding the Present: An Alternative History of Science (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 1-86064-891-6 / 978-1-86064-891-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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December 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0-385-42098-6 / 978-0-385-42098-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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June 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0-330-32013-0 / 978-0-330-32013-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0-330-32956-1 / 978-0-330-32956-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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