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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Review: The Ten Most Beautiful ExperimentsUser Review - Tony - Goodreads
THE TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENTS. (2008). George Johnson. ***. This is a more-or-less pedestrian rehash of some significant advances in science made as a result of carefully planned and executed ... Read full review
Review: The Ten Most Beautiful ExperimentsUser Review - Mark Muckerman - Goodreads
Hmmmm. How to provide a review which is fair, balanced and accurate, yet doesn't portray me as a pretentious ass. . . a challenge, to be sure! In fairness, the ten "most" of anything is subjective ... Read full review
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