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The Resource The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors, John Gribbin

The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors, John Gribbin

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The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors
Title
The scientists
Title remainder
a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they lived and worked. Gribbin begins with Copernicus, during the Renaissance, when science replaced mysticism as a means of explaining the workings of the world, and continues through the centuries, creating an unbroken genealogy of not only the greatest but also the more obscure names of Western science, a dot-to-dot line linking amateur to genius, and accidental discovery to brilliant deduction
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gribbin, John
Dewey number
  • 509.2/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q141
LC item number
.G79 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Wetenschapsbeoefenaars
Label
The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors, John Gribbin
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: [London] : Allen Lane, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1: Out of the Dark Ages. Renaissance men ; The last mystics ; The first scientists -- Bk. 2: Founding fathers. Science finds its feet ; The "Newtonian Revolution" ; Expanding horizons -- Bk. 3: The Enlightenment. Enlightened science I : chemistry catches up ; Enlightened science II : progress on all fronts -- Bk. 4: Big picture. The "Darwinian Revolution" ; Atoms and molecules ; Let there be light ; The last hurrah! of classical science -- Bk. 5: Modern times. Inner space ; The realm of life ; Outer space -- Coda : The pleasure of finding things out
Control code
ocm51983438
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxii, 646 pages
Isbn
9781400060139
Lccn
2003046607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51983438
  • (OCoLC)51983438
Label
The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors, John Gribbin
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: [London] : Allen Lane, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1: Out of the Dark Ages. Renaissance men ; The last mystics ; The first scientists -- Bk. 2: Founding fathers. Science finds its feet ; The "Newtonian Revolution" ; Expanding horizons -- Bk. 3: The Enlightenment. Enlightened science I : chemistry catches up ; Enlightened science II : progress on all fronts -- Bk. 4: Big picture. The "Darwinian Revolution" ; Atoms and molecules ; Let there be light ; The last hurrah! of classical science -- Bk. 5: Modern times. Inner space ; The realm of life ; Outer space -- Coda : The pleasure of finding things out
Control code
ocm51983438
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxii, 646 pages
Isbn
9781400060139
Lccn
2003046607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51983438
  • (OCoLC)51983438

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