Exploring the Universe
Essays on Science and TechnologyeBook - 1997
This diverse selection of essays from the Royal Institution's Evening Discourses provides an accessible summary of current thinking in many areas of science and technology. Written by seven eminent contributors, the essays explore areas ranging from ancient aphrodisiacs to the latest pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, from safety's debt to Davy and Faraday to the role of alcohol in the development of civilization. - ;Much of our present knowledge of the Universe has come from observations made over the centuries with ever more powerful telescopes, operating from isolated mountain to.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
Characteristics: 1 online resource (213 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations