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From Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, the 20th century was perhaps the most significant era in the history of science. Written with flair and insight by a panel of prominent scientific thinkers, this fascinating decade-by-decade compendium covers all aspects of the scientific world in the last 100 years. Key events are illustrated and placed within their social and historical contexts so that the complexities and secrets of the Universe seem finally to come within grasp. Groundbreaking discoveries like the existence of X-rays and the nature of the atom are examined alongside the world-changing theories that lead to them. Whether a seasoned science fanatic or the kind of person who thinks a googoloplex is somewhere to go and watch a movie, there’s something here for everyone!