Nuevas Historias Curiosas de la Ciencia

Nuevas Historias Curiosas de la Ciencia

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A collection of fascinating scientific stories, this book sheds light on the origins of controversial ideas throughout the history of science. Discussing discoveries and mistakes, and the confusion between the two, this book explains how the belief in Martians is due to the astronomic observations of a Jesuit priest, tells readers the incredible story of N-rays, and describes the bizarre 17th-century practice of using blood transfusions from dogs and lambs to treat mental illnesses. These historical anecdotes demonstrate how even the most brilliant minds can sometimes be mistaken, and how even the most egregious of scientific errors can still lead to revolutionary breakthroughs.

Una coleccion de fascinantes relatos cientificos, este libro esclareceel origen de ideascontroversiales a lo largo de la historia de la ciencia. Discutiendo descubrimientos y errores, y la confusion entre ambos, este libro explica como la creencia en los marcianos se debe a las observaciones astronomicas de un sacerdote jesuita, relata la increible historia de los rayos N, y describe la insolita practica del siglo XVII de usar sangre de perro o de cordero para curar enfermedades mentales. Estas anecdotas historicas demuestran como aun las mentes mas brillantes pueden equivocarse, y como hasta los fallos cientificos mas flagrantes pueden llevar a avances revolucionarios."
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  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 144 x 224 x 24mm | 322.05g
  • Ediciones Robinbook
  • United States
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • 8415256159
  • 9788415256151

About Jean C Baudet

Jean C. Baudet is a philosopher and scientist. He is the author of several books on the philosophy of science.
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