Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever / Edition 1

Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever / Edition 1

by Hal Hellman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471350664

ISBN-13: 2900471350667

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

The dramatic stories of historic feuds in science, and how they altered the course of discovery and helped to shape the modern world. Some of the biggest breakthroughs in science have caused battles that have raged over decades, even centuries. Great Feuds in Science tells the fascinating stories of 10 of the most-heated disputes in the history of science, from the…  See more details below

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The dramatic stories of historic feuds in science, and how they altered the course of discovery and helped to shape the modern world. Some of the biggest breakthroughs in science have caused battles that have raged over decades, even centuries. Great Feuds in Science tells the fascinating stories of 10 of the most-heated disputes in the history of science, from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It introduces readers to the major players and the times they lived in, explains the scientific principles involved, and shows how such controversies are not only typical, but often necessary to the progress of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900471350667
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Urban VIII versus Galileo, An Unequal Contest.
Wallis versus Hobbes, Squaring the Circle.
Newton versus Leibniz, A Clash of Titans.
Voltaire versus Needham, The Generation Controversy.
Darwin's Bulldog versus Soapy Sam, Evolution Wars.
Lord Kelvin versus Geologists and Biologists, The Age of the Earth.
Cope versus Marsh, The Fossil Feud.
Wegener versus Everybody, Continental Drift.
Johanson versus the Leakeys, The Missing Link.
Derek Freeman versus Margaret Mead, Nature versus Nurture.
Epilogue.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.

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