The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science

The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science

by Robert P. Crease
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Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
debralou More than 1 year ago
I am not a scientist. By profession I am a teacher and I think that I'm a pretty good teacher because I love learning. I am curious about almost everything. This book helped me to think about some basic knowledge about the world we live in and why it works the way it does. It was fascinating to learn how Eratosthenes, born c. 276 BC (estimated) measured the circumference of the earth by knowing the angle of an arc and the angles of shadows in two different cities. In the book I visited Foucault and his pendulum which still amazes me every time I think about it. Galileo's whole life, let alone the two experiments included in this book, has always held my interest. I learned some of the personal characteristics of these men and what possibly drove them to investigate each phenomenon. Robert P. Crease gives you a glimpse of ten of the most beautiful science experiments in history and adds an 'interlude' to each one. He is a philosophy professor and the interludes are just a bit of that thrown in for thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Die you all! Or ELSe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in and sits at her house table waiting for malfoy and the others*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be om tommorrow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Res 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Curls up in a ball and sleeps