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The Greatest Minds in Science: 50 Ideas that Changed the World

The Greatest Minds in Science: 50 Ideas that Changed the World

by Peter Moore, Mark Frary


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50 Key Science Ideas in Under 500 Words

Get certain about the Uncertainty Principle, sort your Quantum Theory from your Special Relativity, and brush up on everything between the Big Bang and the Double Helix. Fifty mind-bending breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and chemistry are put under the microscope—each explained in under 400 words. There are also features on key themes such as the solar system, nuclear science, and evolution.

The world’s greatest minds, including Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein, are brought to life in this timeline of human endeavor. Presented chronologically, classical figures such as Pasteur and Galen to contemporary scientists such as Hawking and Sanger are showcased.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435163058
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 723,940
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

PETER MOORE is a medical journalist and Honorary fellow of Trinity College, Bristol. He is Chairman of the Medical Journalists’ Association and winner of numerous awards for his journalism. He is the author of The Forensics Handbook, Blood and Justice, and E=MC2.

MARK FRARY is a math and science writer. His work appears regularly in the London Times and other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of several books including Numbers in Your Pocket, Freaky Science, and How To Get a Sofa Around a Corner.

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