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A Little History of Science

William F. Bynum

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes listeners to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes listeners to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes listeners to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Cowley

Length:

9h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:34