The Shaping of Western Civilization: From the Reformation to the Present begins with the Reformation and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.Figure 7.8: Stone falling from tower, with Earth moving, assuming inertia (stone is dropped when tower is at point 1 and lands when tower is at point 2.) In order to counter this argument, Galileo found himself rethinking Aristotlea#39;s notion of motion (see 7.2). ... the concept of inertia illustrates something about the world view ofa culture, namely, that it tends to be coherent, each element reinforcing the others.
|Title||:||The Shaping of Western Civilization|
|Publisher||:||University of Toronto Press - 2013-12-16|