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Scientists An Epic of Discovery

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ISBN-10: 0500251916

ISBN-13: 9780500251911

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew Robinson

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The ideas, experiments, and inventions of great scientists have revolutionizedour understanding of the world around us. Theories, discoveries,and technologies—from relativity, the genetic code, and the periodictable to synthetic drugs, nuclear weapons, and brain scans—have transformedthe physical world and our lives.Copernicus, Crick, Watson, Galileo, Marie Curie: these are some ofthe forty pioneers behind modern science whose stories are exploredhere. The scientists come from around the globe and represent multiplenationalities—American, English, German, French, Dutch, Czech,Indian, Japanese, and more. Often unorthodox thinkers, they frequentlyhad to struggle against hostile contemporaries to gain recognition fortheir ideas and discoveries.All the major scientific disciplines are covered, including astronomy,biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computing, ecology, geology, medicine,neurology, physics, and psychology, as well as mathematics.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Limited
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English