Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Reading the Book of Nature : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science - 92 edition

Reading the Book of Nature : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (ISBN10: 0521426820; ISBN13: 9780521426824)
ISBN13: 978-0521426824
ISBN10: 0521426820

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521416757
ISBN10: 0521416752

Summary: This is an introductory survey to the philosophy of science suitable for beginners and nonspecialists. Its point of departure is the question: why should we believe what science tells us about the world? In this attempt to justify the claims of science the book treats such topics as observation data, confirmation of theories, and the explanation of phenomena. The writing is clear and concrete with detailed examples drawn from contemporary science: solar neutrinos,
the gravitational bending of light, and the creation/evolution debate, for example. What emerges is a view of science in which observation relies on theory to give it meaning and credibility, while theory relies on observation for its motivation and validation. It is shown that this reciprocal support is not circular since the theory used to support a particular observation is independent of the theory for which the observation serves as evidence.
...show more
Summary: This is an introductory survey to the philosophy of science suitable for beginners and nonspecialists. Its point of departure is the question: why should we believe what science tells us about the world? In this attempt to justify the claims of science the book treats such topics as observation data, confirmation of theories, and the explanation of phenomena. The writing is clear and concrete with detailed examples drawn from contemporary science: solar neutrinos, the gravitational bending of light, and the creation/evolution debate, for example. What emerges is a view of science in which observation relies on theory to give it meaning and credibility, while theory relies on observation for its motivation and validation. It is shown that this reciprocal support is not circular since the theory used to support a particular observation is independent of the theory for which the observation serves as evidence. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 92
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 07/31/1992
International: No



List Price: $54.99
Used $27.50
Used
Save $27.49 (50%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 15 hours and 59 minutes and it ships by Noon CT Monday!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $16.99
Due back 07/31/2015
Marketplace sellers starting at $2.63

19 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Reading the Book of Nature : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (19)  |  New (7)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (2)  |  Good (7)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$27.50
FREE! s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for FREE! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$49.76
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$2.63
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.49
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$4.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nettextstore
Lincoln, NE
Seller Rating: 4.55
1992 Paperback Good Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, A ...show moreccess cards or other supplementary material. ...show less
$7.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Kress
Berkeley, CA
Seller Rating: 4.08
1992 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access ...show morecodes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$15.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
SUPER BOOKS
Fort Mill, SC
Seller Rating: 3.83
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.
$16.65
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Mary Phipps FL
Rockford, IL
Seller Rating: 4.67
1992-07-31 Paperback New NEW-IT IS BRAND NEW-clean text, tight binding. It is free from any foreign markings.
$17.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 3.83
New York 1992 Trade paperback Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 212 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
$21.16
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Brit Books
Buckingham,
Seller Rating: 3.6
07/31/1992 Paperback ***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reli ...show moreable and efficient service at all times. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
$27.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$36.98
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Labyrinthbooks
Pennington, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.72
0521426820 All inventory in stock Orders are shipped daily
$38.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.18
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close