The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Google eBook)
A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history.
With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces and scientists were in awe of light, electricity, and the human body. Here, we see Galileo staring down gravity, Newton breaking apart light, and Pavlov studying his now famous dogs. This is science in its most creative, hands-on form, when ingenuity of the mind is the most useful tool in the lab and the rewards of a well-considered experiment are on elegant display.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Ten Most Beautiful ExperimentsUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
From the acclaimed New York Times science writer George Johnson, an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science—moments when a curious soul posed a ... Read full review
Review: The Ten Most Beautiful ExperimentsUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Eh. If I understood science a little bit better this probably would have been more interesting. I mostly just skimmed over the pages where equations were being explained. The most "fun" part of this ... Read full review
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