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

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

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by Philip Barker
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857764055
Publisher:
Book Guild, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
447

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