New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2330853
First edition. Slipcase rubbed. No jacket. Both volumes: Spine lightly rubbed.
372; 309 pp. Two volume set in publisher slipcase. Essays on science and civilization. VOLUME ONE CONTENTS: Author's Preface; Part 1: Nature and the Greeks; Education in Antiquity; Science and Civilization in China; The Copernican Revolution; The Lisbon Earthquake; Part 2: Francis Bacon; Cardano, the Gambling Scholar; Isaac Newton; The Marquis de LaPlace; James Clerk Maxwell; William Kingdom Clifford; Francis Galton; The Wright Brothers; Arthur S. Eddington; Srinivasa Ramanujan; Einstein; Freud; John Maynard Keynes; Index. VOLUME TWO CONTENTS: Part 1: Blaise Pascal; John Stuart Mill; Bertrand Russell; Ludwig Wittgenstein; The Age of Analysis; Schrodinger--Mind and Matter; The Scientific Attitude; Part 2: Causality and Chance in Modern Physics; Determination and Indeterminism; Reason and Chance in Scientific Discovery; Part 3: Blackstone for the Proletariat; Patterns of Panic; Physics and Politics; War or Peace; Atomic Harvest; Part 4: The Commendablest Phrases; A Million Years from Now; Mind Under Matter; Quest for the Mind; The Wandering Albatross; The Foreseeable Future; Comets and Their Origins; Index.