Top 1000 Scientists: From the Beginning of Time to 2000 AD

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The history of scientific progress is full of surprises. How many people realise, for example, that the term 'electricity' was coined in 1646? Or that Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning conductor? Even a seemingly recent invention such as television turns out to have been patented in 1884. This book covers science and scientists from the earliest recorded days right up to the new millennium, and will become an invaluable reference work as well as a delight to dip into. ...
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The history of scientific progress is full of surprises. How many people realise, for example, that the term 'electricity' was coined in 1646? Or that Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning conductor? Even a seemingly recent invention such as television turns out to have been patented in 1884. This book covers science and scientists from the earliest recorded days right up to the new millennium, and will become an invaluable reference work as well as a delight to dip into.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781857764055
  • Publisher: Book Guild, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 447

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2002

    Introduction to the superstars of science

    As a historian of science I was delighted to peruse through this volume.It is excellently and painstakingly researched and provides very valuable insights into the lives of the men who have shaped scientific progress.Because 90% of all scientists that ever existed are living there is undoubtedly contemporary overrepresentation but the choices of the names are relevant and cogent.It provides the detatails of all the ancient scientists and the yougest to be included in the young and outstanding Johnubiprasad born in 1955 and now leading a life of a recluse.This book scores head and shoulders over its main competitor viz.Oxford Dictionary of Scientists which tends like most such volumes to concentrate on Nobel winners without realising the pitfalls of the method;after all Edison,Tesla and Ramanujan never won the Nobel and yet rate head and shoulders over some who did.

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