Newton in 90 Minutes (John Gribbin) pdf, epub, doc

Nearly everyone knows the names of the great scientists, but howmany of us know anything about their work, let alone their privatelives? In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John andMary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists; eachbook is accessible enough to be read for fun but informative enough toappeal to students of science. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as adashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why didCharles Darwin wait for decades before going public with his ideas onevolution? How was Marie Curie's great work shaped by her childhoodexperiences of oppression under the Czars? And what was Edmond Halley,of comet fame, doing as Captain of a King's Ship and later spy for theCrown? We meet a bookbinder's apprentice, an obscure monk, a Victoriangentleman—eventually famous scientists all. An introduction andafterword places each scientist's work in the context of thedevelopment of their subject, but in accordance with their true worth,not necessarily in accordance with their place in popular mythology.Engaging, stimulating, and instructive

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  • Publisher:Trafalgar Square Publishing
  • File: 5.2 Mb
  • Ganre: Science
  • Release: 01.05.1997
  • ISBN: 9780094770409
  • Pages 80
  • Rating: 3.7 (8 votes)

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