Scientifica Historica

How the world’s great science books chart the history of knowledge

Scientifica Historica How the world’s great science books chart the history of knowledge
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Format: Hardback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408789
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Scientifica Historica is a unique, essay-based review of those books that marked the development of science from classical times to the new millennium. The result is a fascinating chronological exploration of human endeavour within the context of society, politics and even the military, where the twists and turns prove it to be a much longer, messier process than we usually think. By recounting the history of science via its key works—those books written by the keenest minds our world has known—this book reflects the physical results of, brilliant thought manifested in titles that literally changed the course of knowledge, sometimes by increments, and sometimes with revolutionary impact. 

The author

Brian Clegg, consultant editor, read Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. After developing hi-tech solutions for British Airways, he formed a creative consultancy advising clients ranging from the BBC to the Met Office. He has written for Nature, The Times and The Wall Street Journal and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution. He is editor of the book review site www.popularscience.co.uk, and his publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine.

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Format: Hardback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408789
Illustrations: 320
Size: 7.717 in x 9.252 in / 196 mm x 235 mm
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