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1 Mussardo, Giuseppe The ABC???s of Science I09029 2020 eBook  
2 Thanu Padmanabhan Dawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind 026859 2019 eBook  
3 Susan Wise Bauer Story of science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory 025984 2015 Book  
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TitleThe ABC???s of Science
Author(s)Mussardo, Giuseppe
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionX, 248 p. 35 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteScience, with its inherent tension between the known and the unknown, is an inexhaustible mine of great stories. Collected here are twenty-six among the most enchanting tales, one for each letter of the alphabet: the main characters are scientists of the highest calibre mostly of whom, however, are unknown to the general public. This book goes from A to Z. The letter A stands for Abel, the great Norwegian mathematician, here involved in an elliptic thriller about a fundamental theorem of mathematics, while the letter Z refers to Absolute Zero, the ultimate and lowest temperature limit, - 273,15 degrees Celsius, a value that is tremendously cooler than the most remote corner of the Universe: the race to reach this final outpost of coldness is not yet complete, but, similarly to the history books of polar explorations at the beginning of the 20th century, its pages record successes, failures, fierce rivalries and tragic desperations. In between the A and the Z, the other letters of the alphabet are similar to the various stages of a very fascinating journey along the paths of science, a journey in the company of a very unique set of characters as eccentric and peculiar as those in Ulysses by James Joyce: the French astronomer who lost everything, even his mind, to chase the transits of Venus; the caustic Austrian scientist who, perfectly at ease with both the laws of psychoanalysis and quantum mechanics, revealed the hidden secrets of dreams and the periodic table of chemical elements; the young Indian astrophysicist who was the first to understand how a star dies, suffering the ferocious opposition of his mentor for this discovery. Or the Hungarian physicist who struggled with his melancholy in the shadows of the desert of Los Alamos; or the French scholar who was forced to hide her femininity behind a false identity so as to publish fundamental theorems on prime numbers. And so on and so forth. Twenty-six stories, which reveal the most authentic atmosphere of science and the lives of some of its main players: each story can be read in quite a short period of time -- basically the time it takes to get on and off the train between two metro stations. Largely independent from one another, these twenty-six stories make the book a harmonious polyphony of several voices: the reader can invent his/her own very personal order for the chapters simply by ordering the sequence of letters differently. For an elementary law of Mathematics, this can give rise to an astronomically large number of possible books -- all the same, but - then again - all different. This book is therefore the ideal companion for an infinite number of real or metaphoric journeys
ISBN,Price9783030551698
Keyword(s)1. BIOLOGY - HISTORY 2. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. History of Biology 8. History of Chemistry 9. History of Mathematical Sciences 10. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 11. MATHEMATICS 12. PHYSICS 13. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleDawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind
Author(s)Thanu Padmanabhan ;Vasanthi Padmanabhan
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionX, 286 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton covering the period which can legitimately be called the 'dawn' of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a particular and significant development in the evolution of science, and is connected in a coherent way to the others to yield a smooth, continuous narrative. The at-a-glance diagrams showing the 'When' and 'Where' give a brief summary of what was happening at the time, thereby providing the broader context of the scientific events highlighted in that chapter. Embellished with colourful photographs and illustrations, and boxed highlights scattered throughout the text, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of science, and how it shaped our world today
ISBN,Price9783030175092 : Euro 34.99(HB)
Classification50(091)
Keyword(s)1. BIOLOGY - HISTORY 2. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. History of Biology 6. History of Chemistry 7. History of Medicine 8. MEDICINE - HISTORY 9. PHYSICS
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TitleStory of science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
Author(s)Susan Wise Bauer
PublicationNew York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Descriptionxx, 316p.
ISBN,Price9780393243260 : US $26.95(HB)
Classification50(091)
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY - HISTORY 2. BIOLOGY - HISTORY 3. COSMOLOGY - HISTORY 4. GEOLOGY - HISTORY 5. SCIENCE - HISTORY
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