Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science
Westwyk. I learned a load of interesting stuff about medieval science as I read Seb Falk’s book titled, The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science. Falk brings the topic to life through one scientist, John Westwyk, a talented inventor, astronomer, and master of the astrolabe. We learn about how knowledge spread throughout the world during the Middle Ages. Falk pulls readers into monastic life and manuscripts and the ways in which the advancement of knowledge was encouraged. Westwyk comes across as the quintessential geek whose interests and tinkering would be recognized by scientists of any time period. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Light Ages from amazon.com.