The Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists

The Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists

The Most Important Scientists From Ancient Greece to the Present Day

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From ancient times to the present day, a collection of capsule biographies profiles one hundred important scientists whose theories and discoveries have transformed the way in which we think about the world around us, including Thales, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Copernicus, and Albert Einstein, among others. Original.

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When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses who came before him. The history of science is the story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition that changed the way people saw the world, hard work, and arduous calculation in the laboratory. But who are the most important men and women whose notions and theories have changed the world? From Galileo to Thales, from the ancient world to the present day, it is sometimes those with the simplest ideas who have had the greatest impact. As the study of the physical world becomes more and more specialized, it is sometimes refreshing to uncover a proof that tips accepted wisdom on its head.

Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780762434213
Branch Call Number: 509.22 En31
Characteristics: xviii, 333 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gribbin, John 1946-
Alternative Title: 100 most influential scientists


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