Science: A History

Science: A History

John Gribbin


From award-winning technology author John Gribbin, "Science: A historical past" is the spell binding tale of the boys and girls who replaced the way in which we see the realm, and the turbulent instances they lived in. From Galileo, attempted by way of the Inquisition for his principles, to Newton, who wrote his competitors out of the heritage books; from Marie Curie, pressured to paintings except male scholars for worry she may perhaps excite them, to Louis Agassiz, who marched his colleagues up a mountain to turn out that the ice a long time had happened. full of pioneers, visionaries, eccentrics and madmen, this can be the heritage of technology because it hasn't ever been informed ahead of. "Gripping and entertaining...Wonderfully and pleasurably accessible". ("Independent on Sunday"). "Tremendous ...moves me to bestow a reviewer's cliche I some time past vowed by no means to exploit: a journey de force". ("Spectator"). "A significant heritage ...enormously entertaining". ("Daily Telegraph"). "A fabulous ebook ...demolishes innumerable myths and exposes the genuine roots of a few of science's popular stories (for instance, Galileo by no means dropped weights of other sizes from Pisa's leaning tower)". ("Economist"). "We event his topics' triumphs and screw ups as though we knew them personally...I came upon myself whizzing throughout the pages". ("Sunday Telegraph"). John Gribbin is one among modern day maximum writers of well known technological know-how and the writer of bestselling books, together with "In seek of Schrodinger's Cat", "Stardust, technological know-how: A heritage" and "In seek of the Multiverse". Gribbin educated as an astrophysicist at Cambridge collage and is at present vacationing Fellow in Astronomy on the college of Sussex.

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