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Paperback The Swerve : How the World Became Modern Book

ISBN: 0393343405

ISBN13: 9780393343403

The Swerve : How the World Became Modern

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Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things , by Lucretius--a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear...

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Thought provoking!

Very interesting book and a page turner.
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