The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe by Arthur Koestler
Macmillan | 1959 | ASIN: B0006DBSG6 | PDF | 10.78MB


In The Sleepwalkers, Koestler traced what he thought to be the mainstream of the development of science through exquisitely researched and written biographies of some of science's leading figures. There's no part of the book that isn't well worth reading, but I think that his treatments of Copernicus and Kepler are hair-raisingly insightful.


Readers can confidently expect to put down The Sleepwalkers with increased knowledge and new insights about the history of science and the stellar figures Koestler describes. Still, don't expect a quick read. Koestler thinks and writes in depth, and takes the time to guide readers where he wants to take them.