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A Brief History of Science By John Gribbin

A Brief History of Science

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This discussion of the world of science as it stands today aims to popularize and sharpen, for the general reader, current scientific knowledge in each of the six main fields of scientific endeavour. The history of science is presented chronologically within the different fields.
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A Brief History of Science by John Gribbin

This discussion of the world of science as it stands today aims to popularize and sharpen, for the general reader, current scientific knowledge in each of the six main fields of scientific endeavour. The history of science is presented chronologically within the different fields and is presented in a timeline at the beginning of the book. Including biographical details for the key figures in the history of science, the book emphasizes the human face of science, as well as explaining the consequences for humanity of such discoveries as the atomic bomb and genetic engineering.

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About John Gribbin


John Gribbin has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cambridge, and is now VisitingFellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and consultant to New Scientist. His books have been translated into many languages, and have won awards i

Table of Contents


Order and chaos (mathematics), Ian Stewart; space and time (astronomy), Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper; energy and motion (physics), John Gribbin; the nature of matter (chemistry), Peter Atkins and David Bradley; the dynamic Earth (Earth sciences), Peter Ward; the pulse of life (biology), Adrienne Zihlman and Jerry Lowenstein.

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GOR001784124
A Brief History of Science by John Gribbin
John Gribbin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1998-10-26
224
029782449X
9780297824497
N/A
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