100 GREAT SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD


100 GREAT SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

JON BALCHIN    Book Number: 88556    Product format: Hardback

"If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants" said Sir Isaac Newton, and this rather splendid volume introduces not only the giants that Newton used to get a better view, but those who came after him, 100 of the world's greatest scientists of all time. Here are the men and women who, frequently in the face of extreme scepticism or even political and religious persecution, have striven and succeeded in pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge. Arranged roughly chronologically, each entry has a two-page essay of its subject and their achievements and the effect that they had on the world, plus there is a portrait, brief life chronology and other noteworthy achievements. Beginning in classical times with Anaximander, the first to envisage the Earth's position in space relative to the sun and stars, Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes, Euclid and Hippocrates and ending with Stephen Hawking and the creator of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, on the way we meet those who have beaten disease and advanced our understanding of biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry, invented life-changing machines, described the Universe from the furthest galaxies to subatomic particles and explained the very nature of ourselves. Clearly and succinctly presented. 208pp, 7½"×10". Fully illus.
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ISBN 9781789503425
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