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  • Title: Science: The Definitive Visual Guide
  • Author: Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas
  • ISBN: 9780756689018
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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

    Commentaires:

    HyunJun Lim
    Awesome book alot of pictures

    Paul
    Libro muy did ctico y grande en tama o, acerca de casi todos los t picos de ciencia que existen, adem s el libro avanza mostrandonos la evoluci n de los inventos, descubrimientos cient ficos, ideas revolucionarias y la vida de los cient ficos cronol gicamente.La forma en que est presentado cada tema lo hace de muy f cil aproximaci n, sus diagramas, gr ficas y fotograf as a todo color facilitan a n m s su comprensi n, hasta de temas que requieren mucha imaginaci n como la estructura interna del t [...]

    Paul Groinus
    This book covers a lot Not only some of the science that I had forgotten in high school, but some of the newer happenings such as string theory and the like something I may never understand.What fascinated me the most about this monster of print was the history behind some of the greatest inventions of the modern world That is a lot of what this book is about history.Be careful if you are considering purchasing this book The copy I obtained from the library contained topics where the print sudde [...]

    Menglong Youk
    This sensational encyclopedia reveals the stories of scientific progress from the discovery of fire and the invention of wheel to general and special theory of ralativity, quantum mechanic and information technology It captures every important moment of discovery and does a great job at relating the discoveries with the concepts, and the people who were behind them With gorgeous illustrations, graphs, and timelines, the book provides readers with a newly accessible scientific reference that they [...]

    Catalin
    A book that anyone should have on their bookshelf It s packed with information and data about all the groundbreaking scientific discoveries and innovations through history, presented in a powerful visual format, along with a very well organized glossary and facts and figures section On a walk on the timeline of the essential scientific development, the book presents briefly all the relevant scienti c knowledge that anyone, I think, should be acquainted with, if not already.

    Nicholai Castellanos
    I highly recommend this book because it teaches you things in life Plus it has stuff about the human body and etc The reason why I read this book because this book teaches you different things And it s awesome that s why I chose this book.

    Tarek Shehata
    More than amazing

    Mark Edon
    Really very beautiful I very strongly recommend this for any family with kids, of whatever age.

    Inbo
    Nonfiction books are books that tell a true story or talk about true ideas or things A nonfiction book could include a biography, an encyclopedia, or a police case I read Science the Definitive Visual Guide by Adam Hart Davis The book talks about discoveries made in science on a timeline from times as early as prehistoric times to now It contains information on everything from Albert Einstein to velocity The book has chapters talking about different times in history, a table of contents, section [...]

    Constantin Rusencu
    O trecere in revista foarte detaliata a descoperirilor inventiilor care corelata cu istoria ne demonstreaza ca oamenii au fost mereu mai avansati tehnologic, dar mai in urma cu mentalitatile si atitudinile.Nu am gasit nici un roman mentionat in afara de George Palade , mi ar fi placut sa fie prezenti Traian Vuia Henri Coanda Fiind scris de englezi, mi s a parut mult accentul pus pe contributiile lor atunci cand altcineva le o luase inainte.

    Bobby
    I only skimmed it did not read it cover to cover but I did go through the whole and everything about it is outstanding the pictures, the breadth of topics, the easy to follow explanations It s of a reference book but definitely an indispensable one.

    Nuno
    Great book I have the 2010 version This deserves 5 stars, however the small print the 2016 is bigger and 512 pages are not enough I have some other books from Dk and this is so interesting in all the ways it deserved pages and expand some parts Excellent 4,5 book.

    Mills College Library
    500 D626 2011

    Sydne
    This book holds a great overview of the history of science Enjoyable to look at, understandable to read Worth every penny

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      Adam Hart-Davis John Gribbin Douglas Palmer Jeremy Cherfas