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From the universally praisedNew York Timesscience writer George Johnson ("He provides some ofthe best science writing I have come acrossin a long time"-Paul Davies), an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science-moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

Ch.1 -Galileo: The Way Things Really Move

Ch.2 -William Harvey: Mysteries of the Heart

Ch.3 -Isaac Newton: What a Colour Is

Ch.4 -Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier: The Farmer's Daughter

Ch.5 -Luigi Galvini: Animal Electricity

Ch.6 -Michel Faraday: Something Deeply Hidden

Ch.7 -James Joule: How the World Works

Ch.8 -A. Michelson: Lost in Space

Ch.9 -Ivan Pavlov: Measuring the Immeasurable

Ch.10 -Robert Millikan: In the Borderland

The diligence of all these scientists was rewarded: in an instant, confusion was swept aside, and something new about nature leapt into view.

The ten most beautiful experiments - George Johnson

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Title
The ten most beautiful experiments
Author
George Johnson
format
Hardback
Publisher
The Bodley Head
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080501

From the universally praisedNew York Timesscience writer George Johnson ("He provides some ofthe best science writing I have come acrossin a long time"-Paul Davies), an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science-moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

Ch.1 -Galileo: The Way Things Really Move

Ch.2 -William Harvey: Mysteries of the Heart

Ch.3 -Isaac Newton: What a Colour Is

Ch.4 -Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier: The Farmer's Daughter

Ch.5 -Luigi Galvini: Animal Electricity

Ch.6 -Michel Faraday: Something Deeply Hidden

Ch.7 -James Joule: How the World Works

Ch.8 -A. Michelson: Lost in Space

Ch.9 -Ivan Pavlov: Measuring the Immeasurable

Ch.10 -Robert Millikan: In the Borderland

The diligence of all these scientists was rewarded: in an instant, confusion was swept aside, and something new about nature leapt into view.

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George Johnsonwrites regularly about science forThe New York Times.He has also written forScientific American, The Atlantic, Time, Slate,andWired, and his work has been included inThe Best American Science Writing. He has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize. His online show,Science Saturday, appears on bloggingheads.tv. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Delightful, succinct, elegant."
Roger Penrose

"Johnson's mix of the personal, the erudite and crystalline prose is -- like the pull of gravity (see beautiful experiment number 1) -- an irresistible force."
Scientific American

"As a science journalist, Mr. Johnson is a seasoned translator of technical jargon. He also has a sharp eye for human plot, both in and out of the laboratory . . . a certain spirit of wonder breathes through Mr. Johnson's chapters."
New York Sun

"Johnson has a good feel for detail . . . and an easy touch with larger concepts . . . Johnson's lively book nicely evokes the lost world of the tabletop experiment ."
New York Times Book Review

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Science - Experiments - History.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
192

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