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The Science Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Science (2001)
by Simon Singh
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I find every aspect of the world and being alive weird. So I'm curious to learn about pretty much anything. I used this compendium of human achievement and understanding to tag avenues for future exploration. From each milestone’s article, I followed my interest in the general topic, a more specific concept, an intriguing phrase or term, whatnot down interweb rabbit holes until I stumbled upon a book (mostly) that promises to make me think in ways my daily life doesn’t demand. Hooray for exponential branching paths and my heightening horror that I will never get to follow them all satisfactorily. ( )
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From the world's greatest scientists comes the world's greatest science book--now in a smaller format at a great new affordable price. With a foreword written by critically acclaimed author Simon Singh (Fermat's Last Theorem), and essays by such major writers as Richard Dawkings, Susan Greenfield, and John Gribbin, it presents 250 of the most significant milestones in the history of scientific discovery. Accompanying this unique perspective on our ever-evolving view of the universe are some of the most visually dramatic illustrations you'll ever see. Short, lucid articles focus on everything from the speculations of the ancient Greeks to today's Nobel Prize winners, from Ptolemy's theory of an earth-centered universe to the first steps on the moon, and from the dawning of the concept of zero to the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Biology, physics, astronomy, medicine and mathematics: the breakthroughs in every field are all here and celebrated, in the first truly accessible, fully illustrated story of science.
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