[E-Book] ↠ Science: The Definitive Visual Guide | BY Ë Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas #2020
Science: The Definitive Visual Guide By Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas This remarkable reference book tells the story of science from earliest times to the present day, taking in everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics, and the wedge to the worldwide web Exploring science in a thematic, highly approachable manner, each spread takes as its theme a specific event, discovery, invention, experiment, theory, or individual and exThis remarkable reference book tells the story of science from earliest times to the present day, taking in everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics, and the wedge to the worldwide web Exploring science in a thematic, highly approachable manner, each spread takes as its theme a specific event, discovery, invention, experiment, theory, or individual and explains why this subject was so significant in the development of scientific thought and what its impact on history has been In addition to providing a broad ranging and comprehensive history of science, the book also explains how science works, employing DK s trademark clarity and visual ingenuity to render tricky scientific subjects easily comprehensible.Science is structured chronologically with five chapters covering major phases in world history from ancient times to the present day, with an eye to the future Within these chapters, subjects are arranged in discrete spreads, each of which takes a key scientific concept, event, discovery, or process as its subject These spreads are framed by Before and After panels that place the subject in context, revealing the causes and consequences that surround it Panels and feature spreads highlight key figures and inventions in the history of science, while major scientific breakthroughs are also pulled out as special features An extensive reference section sets out key scientific principles and formula, and contains essential graphics, such as the periodic table.Foreword IntroductionDawn of sciences PREHISTORY to 1500 Introduction and timelineFire and cookingBronze, copper, and ironThe wheelWriting systemsElements of lifeEarly medicineEarly surgeryThe beginnings of astronomyGreek and Arabic astronomyBiography AristotleGreek geometryBiography PythagorasAncient ideas of the worldAncient number systemsLevers, pulleys, and simple machinesBreakthrough Archimedes PrincipleBuoyancyEarly algebraWater and wind powerNavigating the oceansMedieval Arabic and European world mapsAlchemyBiography Zhang HengGunpowder and incendary devicesPrinting and paperBiography Al HazenNumber theoryEast meets WestRenaissance and enlightenment 1500 1740 Introduction and timelineCures for disease Paracelsus Breakthrough Sun centered universeRevealing the human body Versalius MagnetismCharting the skiesMotion and inertiaViewing the skiesBiography GalileoBirth of experimental scienceLogarithms and Napier s bonesCirculation of bloodMicroscopic lifeVacuumsBiography Robert BoyleCartesian coordinatesComets and eclipsesNewton s laws forcesBreakthrough Newton and the falling appleGravitational forceBiography NewtonMeasuring timeThe nature of lightSplitting and bending lightA scientific communityClassification of speciesThe industrial revolution 1740 1890 Introduction and timelineIndustrial revolutionSteam power to steam engineBiography Joseph BlackEarly chemistsStates of matterGasesLaws of pressureAtoms and moleculesElements and compoundsChemistry of lifePlant respiration and photosynthesisPollinationAdvances in measurementStatic electricityBiography Benjamin FranklinBreakthrough The batteryElectric circuitsCalculating and computingBiography Michael FaradayElectromagnetismElectric motorsTypes of energyTemperature and heatThermodynamicsElectrical lightInternal combustion engineBreakthrough Age of the EarthDating the EarthRock formationShaping the landscapeThe fossil recordScience and religionStatisticsBiography DarwinBreakthrough Natural selectionStory of evolutionLaws of inheritanceEarth s atmospherePredicting and measuring weatherDigestionThe role of vitaminsNervous systemThe brainSafer surgeryBreakthrough The periodic tablePeriodic table explainedChemical reactionsSpeeding up reactionsAcids and alkalisSynthetic dyes, fertilizers, explosivesPhotography and filmBiography Thomas EdisonPlant and animal cellsEpidemiologyBacteria and diseaseBreakthrough VaccinationImmunization and vaccinationNatural defencesWater and sugar transportation in plantsCycles in the biosphereThe changing climateShaping the landscapeTelecommunicationsCathode ray and vacuum tubesTHE ATOMIC AGE 1890 1970 Introduction and timelineNature of soundRadio and wireless technologyX RaysRadiation and radioactivityBiography Marie CurieNobel PrizeBreakthrough Theory of relativityBiography Albert EinsteinQuantum revolution and quantum mechanicsBiography Max PlanckChaos theoryBiography Ernest RutherfordStructure of the atomChemical bondsBreakthrough Nuclear fissionFission and fusionScience and responsibilityLife history of a starHow cells replicateChromosomes and inheritanceBreakthrough Discovery of penicillinDeveloping medicinesRegulating the bodyChemical analysisPolymers and plasticsTaking flightRocket propulsionRadar and microwavesBreakthrough The expanding universeBig bang theoryGalaxies and superclustersGame theoryCode cracking computersBiography Alan TuringBreakthrough Structure of DNARole of DNASpace probesSatellitesSpace travelHolograms and lasersMicrochip technologyFibre opticsStructure of the EarthBreakthrough Moving continentsTectonic platesEarthquakes and the Richter scaleOrgan transplantsTHE INFORMATION AGE 1970 onwards Introduction and timelineThe internet, email, and worldwide webArtificial intelligenceRoboticsJourney to MarsBiography Richard FeynmanSubatomic particlesGenetic engineeringBreakthrough Human fertility and IVFCloningNanotechnologyGM foodsSpace telescopes Hubble and the futureNew ways of diagnosing diseaseModern medical proceduresRapidly emerging diseases HIV etc Human genome projectDesigner and targeted drugsEnergy generationRenewable energyGlobal warmingClimate solutionsUltimate imagingLarge Hadron ColliderReference sectionClassification tables, formulae, symbols and charts across all disciplinesGlossaryIndex Acknowledgments
Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas
British photographer, writer and broadcaster.
Science: The Definitive Visual Guide By Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas
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Title: [E-Book] ↠ Science: The Definitive Visual Guide | BY Ë Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas