Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

by Paul Parsons
     
 

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An illustrated survey of the 100 key discoveries of science across several millennia.

In 100 bite-size sections, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs encapsulates the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology -- and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than

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An illustrated survey of the 100 key discoveries of science across several millennia.

In 100 bite-size sections, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs encapsulates the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology -- and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, the book tells the rich and fascinating story of inspired inventions and how gradual progress and inspired leaps of imagination advanced science.

More than 200 computer-generated images, photographs and illustrations highlight concise text that describes 100 critical junctures in scientific progress. Some of these are:

  • The circumference of Earth
  • Algebra
  • Newton's Principle
  • Pi
  • Germ theory
  • X-rays
  • Viruses
  • Chaos theory
  • Relativity
  • Brownian motion
  • Wave/particle duality
  • The computer
  • The double helix
  • The human genome.

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs is proof of our desire to understand the world around us and our determination to find the answers.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual 2012 - Melinda F. Matthews
A concise, general work that can be used for browsing or for looking up specific topics in both high school and public libraries.
Booklist - Gilbert Taylor
A foundation to any science collection is the popular introduction... The visual enticement to browsers, however, does not mean the text is lightweight, as author Parsons does not avoid equations in the mathematics advances, shows readers the physics principles underlying applied technologies, and explains the physiological action in major medical achievements that have improved human health.... Parsons [also] presents examples of pure science that, as yet, have no practical applications.... Parsons will elicit that all-important initial interest in science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554078080
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,129,349
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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