Science: a History, 1543-2001

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Allen Lane, 2002 - Science - 646 pages
This title begins with Galileo and takes the reader through to the scientific developments of string theory. It is an accessible narrative history, focusing on the way in which science has progressed by building on what went before, and also on the very close relationship between the progress of science and improved technology.

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User Review  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

John Gribbin writes excellent narrative history, with an eye for the entertaining anecdote, but also in a well-organized and comprehensive fashion, covering physics, biology, chemistry and geology equally well. Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

A great introduction to the topic which concentrates on the people and their lives and only gives a brief insight into the science itself. Very easy to read and with many entertaining anecdotes and ... Read full review


The Newtonian Revolution
Expanding Horizons
Chemistry catches up

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John Gribbin is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

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