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The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas
 
 
Author
Richard Hamblyn.
Publisher Picador  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
ISBN 9780330490757
Pages/Publication Date 485/2011
Daedalus Item Code 38279
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Does the word "science" fill you with excitement or dread—or something in between? Science, and writing about science, can and should be something to get excited about, says Richard Hamblyn, and though the extracts he features in this anthology span centuries and continents, they are united by their authors' enthusiasm to understand, explain, and enrich the world. From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, the writings presented here are not about great scientific theories and complicated equations so much as they are about inspiration, found in daily routines and sudden flashes of insight, in dedication and desperation, and in questions, clashes, doubts, and delights.

"[The book] showcases not only readable translations of key scientific ideas but situates those ideas in their cultural and historical context. The hundred-odd pieces selected either reflect the situation in which a moment of scientific understanding took place or reveal the personalities of the scientists involved."—Independent (London)

 
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