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Science: A History 1543-2001 By John Gribbin

Science: A History 1543-2001

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An accessible narrative history, focusing on the way in which science has progressed by building on what went before, and also on the very close relationship between the progress of science and improved technology. The text begins with Galileo and takes the reader up to string theory.
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Science: A History 1543-2001 by John Gribbin

'A spectacularly fine and successful work of its kind. It is based on vast learning. It communicates scientific problems and investigations with command, clarity, expertise, and unflagging energy. I found it a deeply absorbing read. Certain narrative passages are quite brilliant. Gribbin knows how to make science come alive, without hype or melodrama. This is partly because he is a past-master of the thumbnail-sketch biography. So many scientists here come alive! I know no other up-to-date single-volume history of science of this kind. I feel sure it will have a wide and enthusiastic general-reader audience' - Roy Porter

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'A spectacularly fine and successful work of its kind. It is based on vast learning. It communicates scientific problems and investigations with command, clarity, expertise, and unflagging energy. I found it a deeply absorbing read. Certain narrative passages are quite brilliant. Gribbin knows how to make science come alive, without hype or melodrama. This is partly because he is a past-master of the thumbnail-sketch biography. So many scientists here come alive! I know no other up-to-date single-volume history of science of this kind. I feel sure it will have a wide and enthusiastic general-reader audience' - Roy Porter

About John Gribbin


John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently visiting Fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is the author of many Penguins. This book is his greatest achievement.

Table of Contents


Book 1 Out of the Dark Ages: Renaissance men; the last mystics; the first scientists. Book 2 The founding fathers: science finds its feet; the "Newtonian revolution"; expanding horizons; Book 3 The enlightenment: enlightened science I - chemistry catches up; enlightened science II - progress on all fronts. Book 4 The big picture: the "Darwinian revolution"; atoms and molecules; let there be light; the last hurrah! of classical science. Book 5 Modern times: inner space; the realm of life; outer space.

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GOR008072313
Science: A History 1543-2001 by John Gribbin
John Gribbin
Used - Like New
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-10-03
672
0713995033
9780713995039
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.