The Scientists: An Epic of Discovery (Hardcover)

By Andrew Robinson (Editor)
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The ideas, experiments, and inventions of great scientists have revolutionized our understanding of the world around us. Theories, discoveries, and technologies from relativity, the genetic code, and the periodic table to synthetic drugs, nuclear weapons, and brain scans have transformed the physical world and our lives. Copernicus, Crick, Watson, Galileo, Marie Curie: these are some of the forty pioneers behind modern science whose stories are explored here. The scientists come from around the globe and represent multiple nationalities American, English, German, French, Dutch, Czech, Indian, Japanese, and more. Often unorthodox thinkers, they frequently had to struggle against hostile contemporaries to gain recognition for their 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.

About the Author

Andrew Robinson is the author of numerous books on popular science and the history of science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500251911
ISBN-10: 0500251916
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English