The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nosajeel - LibraryThing
The table of contents was not promising. The book promises the ten "most" beautiful experiments but doesn't have Rutherford discovering the nucleus? But it does have Galvani chopping up frogs to find ... Read full review
Review: The Ten Most Beautiful ExperimentsUser Review - Mishehu - Goodreads
Those are some beautiful experiments. Most beautiful of all though? I can think of a few that Johnson omits. Then again, so -- as he tells us -- can he. No quibbles with the ten he chose. Each is an ... Read full review
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