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The Scientists: An Epic of Discovery

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The ideas, experiments, and inventions of great scientists have revolutionized our understanding of the world around us. Theories, discoveries, and technologies—from relativity, the genetic code, and the periodic table to synthetic drugs, nuclear weapons, and brain scans—have transformed the physical world and our lives. Copernicus, Crick, Watson, Galileo, Marie Curie: these are some of the forty pioneers behind modern science whose stories are explored here. The scientists come from around the globe and represent multiple nationalities—American, English, German, French, Dutch, Czech, Indian, Japanese, and more. Often unorthodox thinkers, they frequently had to struggle against hostile contemporaries to gain recognition for their ideas and discoveries. All the major scientific disciplines are covered, including astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computing, ecology, geology, medicine, neurology, physics, and psychology, as well as mathematics.

Synopsis:

An intriguing and illuminating read for science buffs, those fascinated by the lives and minds of great men and women, and anyone curious about how we came to understand the physical world

About the Author

Andrew Robinson is the author of numerous books on popular science and the history of science and the arts, including The Man Who Deciphered Linear B and The Story of Writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500251911
Author:
Andrew Robinson.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Robinson, Andrew
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 illustrations in color and black and
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 7.625 in

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