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On Giants' Shoulders By Melvyn Bragg

On Giants' Shoulders
by Melvyn Bragg

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Published to tie-in with BBC Radio 4 series, the story of science unfolds in this account of the lives and discoveries of twelve of its greatest figures, from Archimedes to Crick and Watson. Exploring their impact and legacy with leading scientists of today, Bragg conveys the excitement and importance of the scientific quest.
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On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg

The story of science unfolds in this account of the lives and extraordinary discoveries of 12 of its greatest figures - Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier, Faraday, Darwin, Poincare, Freud, Einstein, Marie Curie and Crick and Watson. Exploring their impact and legacy with leading scientists of today, including Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, Lewis Wolpert, Susan Greenfield, Roger Penrose and Richard Dawkins, Melvyn Bragg illuminates the core issues of science past and present, and seeks to convey the excitement and importance of the scientific past.

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About Melvyn Bragg


Melvyn Bragg is the author of sixteen novels including the bestselling Credo and The Maid of Buttermere, and of several works of non-fiction including Speak for England, an oral history of the twentieth century, and Rich, a biography of Richard Burton. He was born in 1939 and educated at Wigton's Nelson Tomlinson Shool and at Oxford where he read history. He is controller of Arts at LWT and President of the National Campaign for the Arts, and in 1998 he was made a life peer. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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GOR002614081
On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg
Melvyn Bragg
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1998-03-05
376
0340712597
9780340712597
N/A
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