It is always good to get notice of a new translation of a Michel Serres book or essay. Christine Wertheim has written a great overview of the new translation. Here is part of the first paragraph:
If you are interested in language, beginnings, the deeper primal explorations of being human (and who isn't?), then you'll find this a beneficial read.
"IN THE BEGINNING was the Word … But which word? By cultivating a deeper understanding of the sources that shape it, Michel Serres addresses this question in The Birth of Physics, recently published, in David Webb and William James Ross’s translation, by Groundworks, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield producing English translations of foundational but forgotten texts at the origins of contemporary thought." (More...)