In ‘Horizons,’ a discarded global check out of science shines

What if almost everything we are taught about the historical past of astronomy and physics is improper?

In his new book, “Horizons: The World wide Origins of Contemporary Science” (Mariner Textbooks, 2022), James Poskett, a historian of science and engineering at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, focuses on how science has always been a world endeavor and how that story was overshadowed by a biased Westernized edition. Although the e book spans several scientific fields, astronomy and physics enjoy critical roles in the tale he tells, with cameos from key figures such as Ptolemy and Isaac Newton.