On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries From Archimedes to DNA / Edition 1

On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries From Archimedes to DNA / Edition 1

by Melvyn Bragg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471396842

ISBN-13: 2900471396849

Pub. Date: 08/07/2000

Publisher: Wiley

"Well-known English journalist Melvyn Bragg presents stimulating portraits . . . [and well-rounded evaluations of each pioneer's life and influence."--Publishers Weekly

Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of today's top scientific thinkers

On Giants' Shoulders elucidates the milestones in the history of science, focusing on twelve of

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"Well-known English journalist Melvyn Bragg presents stimulating portraits . . . [and well-rounded evaluations of each pioneer's life and influence."--Publishers Weekly

Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of today's top scientific thinkers

On Giants' Shoulders elucidates the milestones in the history of science, focusing on twelve of the greatest minds and their extraordinary breakthroughs. From Galileo and Newton to Darwin, Freud, and Einstein, author Melvyn Bragg explores the life, work, and legacy of these remarkable people in conversations with today's leading scientists and historians, including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Oliver Sacks, John Gribbon, and Paul Davies. Ranging from the foundation of hydrostatics in the third century B.C. to the discovery of DNA's structure in our own time, this is an accessible and thought-provoking roundtable on the seminal scientific discoveries of the past 2,500 years.

Melvyn Bragg is an acclaimed journalist in England, host of the popular television interview show the South Bank Show (broadcast in the U.S. on Bravo), and the author of seventeen novels and five works of nonfiction.

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ISBN-13:
2900471396849
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/07/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
386

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Table of Contents

Archimedes (C. 287 BC-212 BC) (L. Jardine, et al.).
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (M. Biagioli, et al.).
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) (J. Gribbin, et al.).
Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) (P. Atkins, et al.).
Michael Faraday (1791-1867) (G. Cantor, et al.).
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) (J. Browne, et al.).
Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912) (J. Green, et al.).
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) (S. Greenfield, et al.).
Marie Curie (1867-1934) (F. Balibar, et al.).
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) (J. Burnell, et al.).
Francis Crick (1916-) and James Watson (1928-) (J. Watson, et al.).
Where Are We Now? (I. Aleksander, et al.).
Further Reading.
Acknowledgments.

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