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The Science Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Science

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From the world's greatest scientists--the world's greatest science book! With a foreword written by critically acclaimed author Simon Singh (Fermat's Last Theorem) and essays by such major writers as Richard Dawkings, Susan Greenfield, and John Gribbin, it presents 250 of the most significant milestones in the history of scientific discovery. Accompanying this unique perspective on our ever-evolving view of the universe are some of the most visually dramatic illustrations you'll ever see. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to today's Nobel Prize winners, from Ptolemy's theory of an Earth-centered universe to the first steps on the moon, and from the dawning of the concept of zero to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated, in the first truly accessible, fully illustrated story of science.

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Packed here are 250 of science's most significant milestones--accompanied by visually dramatic illustrations. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated. "A banquet for the eyes, this hefty book is a pictographic survey of the history of science from the ancient world to the year 2000....These stunning photos were expertly chosen and are accompanied by clear, well-written texts."--Science Books and Film.

Synopsis:

Packed here are 250 of science's most significant milestones--accompanied by visually dramatic illustrations. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated. "A banquet for the eyes, this hefty book is a pictographic survey of the history of science from the ancient world to the year 2000....These stunning photos were expertly chosen and are accompanied by clear, well-written texts."--"Science Books & Film.

Synopsis:

An exploration of 250 of the greatest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs from the beginning of science to the most modern research. Each entry contains about 300 words of text, and the entries are cross-referenced to create a celebration of both human endeavour and scientific imagery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780304359189
Subtitle:
250 Milestones in the History of Science
Foreword:
Singh, Simon
Author:
Greenfield, Susan
Author:
Singh, Simon
Preface:
Greenfield, Susan
Publisher:
Cassell
Location:
London
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Discoveries in science
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY - PHILSPHY WEST TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 in color
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.88 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Packed here are 250 of science's most significant milestones--accompanied by visually dramatic illustrations. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated. "A banquet for the eyes, this hefty book is a pictographic survey of the history of science from the ancient world to the year 2000....These stunning photos were expertly chosen and are accompanied by clear, well-written texts."--Science Books and Film.

"Synopsis" by , Packed here are 250 of science's most significant milestones--accompanied by visually dramatic illustrations. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated. "A banquet for the eyes, this hefty book is a pictographic survey of the history of science from the ancient world to the year 2000....These stunning photos were expertly chosen and are accompanied by clear, well-written texts."--"Science Books & Film.
"Synopsis" by , An exploration of 250 of the greatest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs from the beginning of science to the most modern research. Each entry contains about 300 words of text, and the entries are cross-referenced to create a celebration of both human endeavour and scientific imagery.
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