The science book / [contributors, Adam Hart-Davis ... [et al.]
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352 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Pt.1: The beginning of science 600 BCE - 1400 CE
Eclipse of the Sun can be predicted / Thales of Miletus
Now hear the fourfold roots of everything / Empedocles
Measuring the circumference of Earth / Eratosthenes
The human is related to the lower beings / Al-Tusi
A floating object displaces its own volume in liquid / Archimedes
The Sun is like fire, the Moon is like water / Zhang Heng
Light travels in straight lines into our eyes / Alhazen
Pt.2: Scientific revolution 1400-1700
At the center of everything is the Sun / Nicolaus Copernicus
The orbit of every planet is an ellipse / Johannes Kepler
A falling body accelerates uniformly / Galileo Galilei
The globe of the Earth is a magnet / William Gilbert
Not by arguing, but by trying / Francis Bacon
Touching the spring of the air / Robert Boyle
Is light a particle or a wave? / Christiaan Huygens
The first observation of a transit of Venus / Jeremiah Horrocks
Organisms develop in a series of steps / Jan Seammerdam
All living things are composed of cells / Robert Hooke
Layers of rock form on top of one another / Nicolas Steno
Microscopic observations of anumalcules / Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Measuring the speed of light / Ole Romer
One species never springs from the seed of another / John Ray
Gravity affects everything in the universe / Isaac Newton
Pt.3: Expanding horizons 1700-1800
Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds / Carl Linnaeus
The heat that disappears in the conversion of water into vapor is not lost / Joseph Black
Inflammable air / Henry Cavendish
Winds, as they come nearer the equator, become more easterly / George Hadley
A strong current comes out of the Gulf of Florida / Benjamin Franklin
Dephlogisticated air / Joseph Priestley
In nature, nothing is createdm nothing is lost, everything changes / Antoine Lavoisier
The mass of plant comes from the air / Jan Ingenhousz
Discovering new planets / William Herschel
The himinution of the velocity of light / John Michell
Setting the electric fluid in motion / Alessandro Volta
No vestige of a beginning and no prospect of an end / James Hutton
The attraction of mountains / Nevil Maskelyne
The mystery of nature in the structure and fertilization of flowers / Christian Sprengel
Elements always combine the same way / Joseph Proust
Pt.4 : A century of progress 1800-1900
The experiments may be repeated with great ease when the Sun shines / Thomas Young
Ascertaining the relative weights of ultimate particles / John Dalton
The chemical effects produced by electricity / Humphry Davy
Maping the rocks of a nation / William Smith
She knows to what tribe the bones belong / Mary Anning
The inheritance of acquired characteristics / Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Every chemical compound has two parts / Jons Jakob Berselius
The electric conflict is not restricted to the conducting wire / Hans Christian Orsted
One day, sir, you may tax it / Michael Faraday
Heat penetraes every substance in the universe / Joseph Fourier
The artificial production of organic substances from inorganic substances / Friedrich Wohler
Winds never blow in a straight line / Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
On the colored light of the bunary stars / Christian Doppler
The glacier was God's great plough / Louis Agassiz
Nature can be represented as one great whole / Alexander von Humboldt
Light travels more slowly in water than in air / Leon Foucault
Living force may be converted into heat / James Joule
Statistical analysis of molecular movement / Ludwig Boltzmann
Plastic is not what I meant to invent / Leo Baekeland
I have called this principle natural selection / Charles Darwin
Forecasting the weather / Robert Fitzroy
Omne vivum ex vivo - all life from life / Louis Pasteur
One of the snakes grabbed its own tail / August Kekule
The definitely expressed average proportion of three to one / Gregor Mendel
An evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs / Thomas Henry Huxley
An apparent periodicity of properties / Dmitri Mendeleev
Light and magnetism are affectations of the same substance / James Clerk Maxwell
Rays were coming from the tube / Wilhelm Rontgen
Seeing into the Earth / Richard Dixon Oldham
Radiation is an atomic property of the elements / Marie Curie
A contagious living fluid / Martinus Beijerinck
Pt.5: A paradigm shift 1900-1945
Quanta are discrete packets of energy / Max Planck
Now I know what the atom looks like / Ernest Rutherford
Gravity is a distortion in the space-time continum / Albert Einstein
Earth's drifting continents are giant pieces in an ever-changing jigsaw / Alfred Wegener
Chromosomes play a role in heredity / Thomas Hunt Morgan
Particles have wavelike properties / Erwin Schrodinger
Uncertainty is inevitable / Werner Heisenberg
The universe is big...and getting bigger / Edwin Hubble
The radius of space began at zero / Georges Lemaitre
Every particle of matter has an antimatter counterpart / Paul Dirac
There is an upper limit beyond which a collapsing stellar core becomes unstable / Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Life itself is a process of obtaining knowledge / Konrad Lorenz
95 percent of the universe is missing / Fritz Zwicky
A universal computing machine / Alan Turing
The nature of the chemical bond / Linus Pauling
An awesome power is locked inside the nucleus of an atom / J. Robert Oppenheimer
Pt.6: Fundamental building blocks 1945-present
We are made of stardust / Fred Hoyle
Jumping genes / Barbara McClintock
The strange theory of light and matter / Richard Feynman
Life is not a miracle / Harold Urey and Stanley Miller
We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) / James Watson and Francis Crick
Everything that can happen happens / Hugh Everett III
A perfect game of tic-tac-toe / Donald Michie
The unity of fundamental forces / Sheldon Glashow
We are the cause of global warming / Charles Keeling
The butterfly effect / Edward Lorenz
A vacuum is not exactly nothing / Peter Higgs
Symbiosis is everywhere / Lynn Margulis
Quarks come in threes / Murray Gell-Mann
A theory of everything? / Gabriele Veneziano
Black holes evaporate / Stephen Hawking
Earth and all its life forms make up a single living organism called Gaia / James Lovelock
A cloud is made of billows upon billows / Benoit Mandelbrot
A quantum model of computing / Yuri Manin
Genes can move from species to species / Michael Syvanen
The soccor ball can withstand a lot of pressure / Harry Kroto
Insert genes into humans to cure disease / William French Anderson
Designing new life forms on a computer screen / Craig Venter
A new law of nature / Ian Wilnut
Worlds beyond the solar system / Geoffrey Marcy
With over 225,000 copies in print, DK's Big Ideas series has struck a chord with readers fascinated-but also intimidated-by complex subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, and religion. The newest title in this successful and acclaimed series is The Science Book, an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts, The Science Book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well-known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms.
18.00 SCN (99-SCN-9)
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