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The History of Science in Bite-Sized Chunks
Nicola Chalton
Meredith Macardle
Classification : Reference
Pub Date : May 30, 2019
Imprint : Michael O'Mara
Page Extent : 224
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781789290714
Price : 299

About the book
Since ancient times, we have tried to make sense of our universe by observing objects far beyond our abilities to see or touch – from the smallest atom to the farthest star. This book covers, in chronological order, all the key discoveries and remarkable minds in each scientific field, including Aristotle’s geocentric model of the cosmos, Darwin’s theory of evolution, Newton’s theory of gravity and Einstein’s theory of relativity. Also included are fascinating anecdotes about the lives of influential scientists: learn how Ptolemy fixed his results to match his theories; Freud used cocaine to expand his mind; and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, was banned from using university computers after being caught hacking. Revealing how human curiosity knows no bounds, and how the field of science has evolved over the last 2,500 years, this book breaks everything down into easily digestible sections to give a broad overview of the fascinating history of science.

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Nicola Chalton
Nicola Chalton has written and contributed to several non-fiction books, including a series on the history of science and philosophy (Philosophers: They Changed the World and Scientists: They Changed...(+)
Meredith Macardle
Meredith MacArdle is a writer and editor who lives in London. She is the co-author of The Twentieth Century in Bite-sized Chunks and the author of The Timeline History of China and The Timeline Histor...(+)