Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations / Edition 2
  • Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations / Edition 2
  • Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations / Edition 2

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations / Edition 2

by W. F. Bynum
     
 


The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating addition to the world-famous Oxford Quotations series. An essential reference tool, put together over fifteen years with the assistance of a distinguished team of specialist advisers, it includes fullSee more details below

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The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating addition to the world-famous Oxford Quotations series. An essential reference tool, put together over fifteen years with the assistance of a distinguished team of specialist advisers, it includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index for easy reference. Scholarly but accessible, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists reflect on achievements and failures in their own lives and those of others. For example, you've probably already hear Darwin's own thoughts on natural selection, but how about his assessment of the pros and cons of marriage?
From Archimedes to Einstein and beyond, the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations charts the progress of the great ideas of science. It is an engaging and surprising read for all lovers of science, history, or wit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198614432
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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