WHY IT'S NOT ALL ROCKET SCIENCE


WHY IT'S NOT ALL ROCKET SCIENCE

ROBERT CAVE    Book Number: 86285    Product format: Paperback

Science writer and editor Robert Cave examines 100 extraordinary theories and experiments that have been developed and conducted in the name of science, from animal cloning to human cyborgs, searching for neutrinos to chaos theory. He places each extraordinary experiment and discovery in its scientific context. Some including various nuclear tests have attracted controversy, others such as Johann Wilhelm Ritter's erotic self-experiments have seemed downright weird. Chapters cover the human body, psychology, society, planet earth and the universe, including vaccination, Edward Jenner, Darwin's Finches, heredity by Mendel, animal electricity, brain-computer interface, cocaine, syphilis, mapping the ocean floor, and space flight, CERN and more. Useful symbols outline scientists' other work and achievements, historic and scientific context, in a modern colourful layout. 224pp, softback, maps and 100 colour illus.
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ISBN 9780500292006
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