Little History of Science

ISBN-10: 0300197136

ISBN-13: 9780300197136

Edition: 2013

Authors: William Bynum

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

William Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at University College, London, and was for many years Head of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He edited the scholarly journal Medical History from 1980 to 2001, and his previous publications include Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century; The Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (co-edited with Roy Porter); The Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (with Roy Porter), The Dictionary of Medical Biography (with Helen Bynum), and History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction. He lives in Suffolk.

In the Beginning
Needles and Numbers
Atoms and the Void
The Father of Medicine: Hippocrates
'The Master of Those Who Know': Aristotle
The Emperor's Doctor: Galen
Science in Islam
Out of the Darkness
Searching for the Philosophers Stone
Uncovering the Human Body
Where is the Centre of the Universe?
Leaning Towers and Telescopes: Galileo
Round and Round: Harvey
Knowledge is Power: Bacon and Descartes
The 'New Chemistry'
What Goes Up … Newton
Bright Sparks
The Clockwork Universe
Ordering the World
Airs and Gases
Tiny Pieces of Matter
Forces, Fields and Magnetism
Digging Up Dinosaurs
The History of Our Planet
The Greatest Show on Earth
Little Boxes of Life
Coughs, Sneezes and Diseases
Engines and Energy
Tabling the Elements
Into the Atom
The Game-Changer: Einstein
Moving Continents
What Do We Inherit?
Where Did We Come From?
Wonder Drugs
Building Blocks
Reading 'the Book of Life: The Human Genome Project
The Big Bang
Science in Our Digital Age
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