Science A History in 100 Experiments

by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin

Popular Science The Real World

Science A History in 100 Experiments Synopsis

The history of science is a fascinating and long one, covering thousands of years of history. The development of scientific experiments involves some of the most enlightened cultures in history, as well as some great scientists, philosophers and theologians. As the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman said, 'If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong', the simplest summary of what science is all about. And science is nothing without experiments. Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses, such as the bending of light as it goes past the Sun.

Science A History in 100 Experiments Press Reviews

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'Mary and John Gribbin write with great clarity.
Guardian

'Precise yet mysterious ... as beautiful as a poem and as exciting as a novel.'
The Sunday Times

'A gripping account of the history of quantum mechanics and a clear description of its significance - and weirdness. Absolutely fascinating.'
Isaac Asimov

'Immensely readable'
The Times

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ISBN: 9780008145606
Publication date: 20/10/2016
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Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008145606
Publication date: 20th October 2016
Author: Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Popular science, History of science,

About Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin

John Gribbin gained a PhD from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (then under the leadership of Fred Hoyle), before working as a science journalist for Nature and later New Scientist. His wife Mary Gribbin is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts. They have co-written several titles for adults and children. John is the 'go to' man for quantum physics and author of many bestselling popular science books, including Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution, In Search of the Multiverse, Science: A History and The Universe: A Biography. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University ...

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