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Rivals: Conflict as the Fuel of Science By Michael White

Rivals: Conflict as the Fuel of Science
by Michael White

Rivalry is a key feature of scientific endeavour. This is an examination of eight instances in the history of science and technology that changed the world. They all illustrate various forms of rivalry - between individuals, institutions, even nations - and to what extent it played a pivotal role.

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Wherever there is science, there are scientists; and wherever there are scientists there is rivalry. Rivalry is a key feature of scientific endeavour. This text examines eight instances in the history of science and technology that changed the world, in all of which the stress of rivalry played a pivotal role. The driving force of rivalry takes many forms, whether between individual scientists, groups of scientists, institutions or among the international scientific community. The stories of Newton and Leibniz, Lavoisier and Priestley, Darwin and Wallace, Edison and Tesla, the race for the atom bomb, Crick and Watson, the space race, and the feuds between Bill Gates and Larry Ellison illustrate the varying forms rivalry can take.

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GOR001590464
Rivals: Conflict as the Fuel of Science
Michael White
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2001-03-08
432
0436204630
9780436204630
Short-listed for Aventis Prize for Science Books 2002
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