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    The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion (Hardback) By (author) Michael Mosley, By (author) John Lynch

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    DescriptionThe story of science is often told as a series of flashes of brilliance-those famous eureka moments. But the truth is that rivalry, power, influence and sheer blind chance have played equally significant roles. In this compelling history of science from ancient times to the present day, the authors trace the breakthroughs in every area of science, explaining the pioneering theories and showing how the discoveries were powerfully shaped both by the world outside the laboratories, and by the personalities of the scientists themselves - their ambition, courage and fears. The authors show us that great science happens when brilliant minds-including Aristarchus, Pythagoras, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton and Einstein-collide with new discoveries and tools at specific points in history. Filled with illuminating graphics, including key experiments, "The Story of Science" challenges easy assumptions about scientific progress and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how science really works.


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    Title
    The Story of Science
    Subtitle
    Power, Proof and Passion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Mosley, By (author) John Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845335809
    ISBN 10: 1845335805
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 509
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    LC classification: Q
    Abridged Dewey: 509
    DC22: 509
    Thema V1.0: PDX
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    Imprint name
    MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    Publication date
    18 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Author Information
    Michael Mosley studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University, worked for two years as a banker in the City of London and then left to study medicine before becoming the producer and presenter of science programs for BBC. John Lynch, Head of Science for the BBC, is an award-winning producer, director and author.