Science: A History in 100 Experiments by John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

By John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

A heritage of technology distilled into a hundred extraordinary experiments – epic moments that experience fuelled our knowing of Earth and the Universe beyond.

The heritage of technological know-how is an engaging and lengthy one, protecting hundreds of thousands of years of historical past. the improvement of medical experiments contains the most enlightened cultures in background, in addition to a few nice scientists, philosophers and theologians. because the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman acknowledged, ‘If it disagrees with scan, it's wrong’, the best precis of what technology is all approximately. And technology is not anything with out experiments.

Everything within the clinical global view is predicated on scan, together with observations of phenomena envisioned via theories and hypotheses, corresponding to the bending of sunshine because it is going previous the solar. From the invention of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electrical energy to the accelerating Universe and gravitational waves, this lovely ebook through well known technology writers John and Mary Gribbin tells the attention-grabbing background of technology in the course of the tales of a hundred groundbreaking experiments.

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