Books by David F. Noble

Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"An important document—and inevitably a controversial one—in the current debates on the role of science in society."
Noble (History of Science/York Univ., Canada) argues that the apparent dichotomy between science and religion, between the physical and the spiritual, is an artifact of recent history. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 1992

Noble (History of Science and Technology/York Univ., Toronto; Forces of Production, 1984, etc.) challenges the commonly held assumption that modern science developed in opposition to an authoritarian Church, claiming instead that the celibate, male- dominated Catholic tradition provided both support and inspiration for the scientific tradition that would virtually supplant it—a provocative thesis backed by a painstakingly detailed history. Read full book review >