Science: A History
By (author) John Gribbin
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Science: A History by John Gribbin
Book DescriptionFrom award-winning science writer John Gribbin, "Science: A History" is the enthralling story of the men and women who changed the way we see the world, and the turbulent times they lived in. From Galileo, tried by the Inquisition for his ideas, to Newton, who wrote his rivals out of the history books; from Marie Curie, forced to work apart from male students for fear she might excite them, to Louis Agassiz, who marched his colleagues up a mountain to prove that the ice ages had occurred. Filled with pioneers, visionaries, eccentrics and madmen, this is the history of science as it has never been told before. "Gripping and entertaining...Wonderfully and pleasurably accessible". ("Independent on Sunday"). "Tremendous ...moves me to bestow a reviewer's cliche I long ago vowed never to use: a tour de force". ("Spectator"). "A magnificent history ...enormously entertaining". ("Daily Telegraph"). "A splendid book ...demolishes innumerable myths and exposes the factual roots of some of science's well known tales (for example, Galileo never dropped weights of different sizes from Pisa's leaning tower)". ("Economist"). "We experience his subjects' triumphs and failures as if we knew them personally...I found myself whizzing through the pages". ("Sunday Telegraph"). John Gribbin is one of today's greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books, including "In Search of Schrodinger's Cat", "Stardust, Science: A History" and "In Search of the Multiverse". Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140297416
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Gribbin
John Gribbin is one of today's greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books, including In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, Stardust and Deep Simplicity. He is famous to his many fans for making complex ideas simple, and says that his aim in his writing - much of it done with his wife, Mary Gribbin - is to share with his readers his sense of wonder at the strangeness of the universe. John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
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