Author interview: David J Gerber on ‘The Inventor’s Dilemma’

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May 252016
 

His story demonstrates how invention can help preserve American industry. But his ability to recognise inventive opportunities relied on his proximity to manufacturers. Visiting a factory, for example, he might notice scraps on a workroom floor …
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The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton review – a big bang moment

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Nov 282015
 

The birth of science in Europe was the greatest revolution of all, argues this dazzling polemic What is modernity and when did it begin? The answer depends a lot on the nationality and specialism of the historian you ask. Italians favour the achievements …
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