The Great Scientists

The Great Scientists

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This lively history of the development of science and its relationship to society combines vivid biographies of twelve pivotal scientists, commentary on the social and historical events of their time, and over four hundred illustrations, including many in color. The biographies span from classical times to the Atomic Age, covering Aristotle, Galileo, Harvey, Newton, Lavoisier, Humboldt, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Curie, Freud, and Einstein. Through the biographies and a wealth of other material, the volume reveals how social forces have influenced the course of science. Along with the highly informative color illustrations, it contains much archival material never before published, ranging from medieval woodcuts, etchings from Renaissance anatomy texts, and pages from Harvey's journal, to modern false-color x-rays and infrared photographs of solar flares. A beautifully-designed, fact-filled, stimulating work,The Great Scientists will fascinate anyone with an interest in science and how history can influence scientific discovery.show more

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  • Paperback
  • 216.2 x 279.9 x 20.8mm | 1,139.6g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195208153
  • 9780195208153

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