The Scientists

The Scientists

A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

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Creates a history of human scientific achievement as revealed by the lives and individual accomplishments of such scientists as Andreas Vesalius, Nicholaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Charles Darwin, Galileo, and Gregor Mendel.

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Gribbin, an astrophysicist at the U. of Sussex in the UK, whose narrative style is clear and engaging, has written a story of western science based on the lives, connecting theories, and inventions of scientists from the Renaissance through the present. In addition to such well known figures as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Albert Einstein, readers will become acquainted with such lesser known scientists as Leonard Digges, Lippershey, Humphry Davy, James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Young, and Michael Faraday. The chapters on modern science are divided into inner space, the realm of life, and outer space. The book, which is written for the non-specialist, provides an excellent introduction to both historical and current theories in many fields. This is the first American edition; the book was first published in 2002 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books in the UK. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The best-selling author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat creates a fascinating history of human scientific achievement as revealed by the lives and individual accomplishments of Andreas Vesalius, Nicholaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Gregor Mendel, Alfred Wegener, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, and other notable scientists. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [2003]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: [©2003]
ISBN: 9781400060139
1400060133
Branch Call Number: 509.22 Gribbin 2003
Characteristics: xxii, 646 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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yansyang
Mar 10, 2017

The stories in the book show that Scientists make discoveries by working from accumulative knowledge from all previous discoveries. The last chapter is most shocking to me. The scientists have figured out that our sun is a star of average size and energy among countless stars, and the milkway is of average size among countless galaxies. The most elements in the vast universe is carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, the elements that make up humans. So it is highly likely that there are countless planets in the universe that have intelligent beings like us....

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Sashazius
Aug 11, 2013

"The Scientists" outlines many important people going all the way from Calpurnicus to modern quantum physics scientists. Gives detailed description on their lives and findings going in chronological order. Great book, enjoyed it very much.

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