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A People's History of Science

A People's History of Science

Miners, Midwives, and "Low Mechanicks"

Clifford Conner (Author)

  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 568
  • Released: Jan 11, 2005
  • ISBN-13: 9781560257486


"A delightfully refreshing new look at the history of science. I know of nothing like it, because it approaches that history free of the usual elitist preconceptions, and shows, in an inspiring way, the role that ordinary people, working people, played in the development of science. He presents startling new historical data which should create some commotion in the halls of orthodoxy." -Howard Zinn

Science has always been a collective endeavor, and here, finally, Conner rescues the ordinary laboring masses from obscurity,and details their myriad contributions to science, medicine, chemistry, metallurgy, geology, archaeology, mathematics, mechanics, and much more.

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