A Little History of Science

A Little History of Science

eBook - 2012
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"Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world--or themselves--in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration. Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together"--
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2012]
Copyright Date: Ă2012
ISBN: 9780300189421
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 263 pages) : illustrations


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Mar 24, 2015

Love the shortness of the Chapters got a little too techy geeky (but this is science) at times but faaaaaaaaaar better than sitting in that H.S. Chem Lab I would BUY this.

Login238 Aug 05, 2014

"A little means a lot"

If your looking for a quick over view of the greatest discoveries, and giants in the realm of science then this is a great place to start.

Consisting of 40 chapters from the beginning to present we are given a brief summery of the greats there discoveries and various nuggets of information.
Five Stars Easy.

Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This book consists of short chapters (around 6 pages each) taking us from the beginnings of science to the present. Bynum shows how science and religion often went together in the past, with the first people doing science being priests. He shows that science can be both simple observation and complex laboratory work or complicated formulas. He shows the development over time and how each new advance built on work done earlier. The writing assumes no prior knowledge of the different aspects of science, with all technical terms explained in words even a child can understand. Bynum makes science both interesting and approachable and shows how science has influenced humans and the world we live in over time. From astronomy to zoology, chemistry to physics, medicine to technology, genetics to geology, he shows the progress over time and the interrelationships between different branches of science. A great introduction to the subject that leaves the reader with many avenues for future investigation.

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