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Title:
Scientists who changed history.
ISBN:
9781465482488
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
320 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The dawn of science: 650 BCE-1450 -- Scientific revolution: 1450-1650 -- Reason and enlightenment: 1650-1800 -- Science and industry: 1800-1895 -- Paradigm shifts: 1895-1925 -- War and modernity: 1925-1950 -- The theories of everything: 1950-present.
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Summary:
The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists Who Changed History profiles trailblazing individuals from Greek mathematicians, such as Archimedes and Hipparchus, through physicists of the early 20th-century, such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, to modern greats such as Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee. Each featured individual has made a major contribution to one or more scientific fields, from astronomy, biology, and psychology, to computer science and geology. Combining elements of biography, history, and analysis, Scientists Who Changed History explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these revolutionary men and women in a clear and informative way.
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