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The Science Class You Wish You Had: The Seven Greatest Scientific Discoveries in History and the People Who Made Them


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What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information retained from classroom lectures but never truly understood.

Now we can finally grasp the grandeur and complexity of these ideas, and their significance in our lives. Revised and updated to include the latest discoveries that are changing the way we view the world and the universe, this new edition of The Science Class You Wish You Had will take you on a journey through space and time—from the subatomic to the universal. It explains in a lively, accessible way what these milestones of scientific discovery mean and what direct impact they have on our lives today and will have in the future.

For everyone interested in science, history, and biographies of extraordinary people—or anyone who wants to understand the workings of the physical world—this thorough and authoritative book is a perfect introduction to sciences most profound discoveries, and a testament to the triumph of human knowledge.

Newton: Gravity and the Basic Laws of Physics

Rutherford and Bohr: The Structure of the Atom

Einstein: The Principle of Relativity

Hubble: The Big Bang and the Formation of the Universe

Darwin: Evolution and the Principle of Natural Selection

Flemming and Mendel: The Cell and Genetics

Watson and Crick: The Structure of the DNA Molecule

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