The great scientists : from Euclid to Stephen Hawking

by Farndon, John.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 920 FARND
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J 920 FARND
 
 
Summary
"From the Greek mathematicians Euclid and Archimedes, whose work is even now required reading, to the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the greatest practitioners from a wide range of scientific disciplines are represented here. Each entry gives a biographical background of its subject and a description of the main themes of their work, together with concise expositions of some of their key ideas."--From publisher.
Contents
The ancients: Euclid ; Archimedes ; Hipparchus & Claudius Ptolemy
The Middle Ages: The medieval Arab scientists
The Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci ; Nicolas Copernicus ; Andreas Vesalius ; Galileo Galilei
The seventeenth century: Christiaan Huygens ; Anton van Leeuwenhoek ; Robert Hooke ; Sir Isaac Newton
The eighteenth century: Carolus Linnaeus ; James Hutton ; Antoine Lavoisier ; John Dalton
The nineteenth century: Michael Faraday ; Charles Babbage ; Charles Darwin ; Louis Pasteur ; Gregor Mendel ; Dmitri Mendeleyev ; James Clerk Maxwell
The twentieth century: Max Planck ; Marie Curie ; Ernest Rutherford ; Albert Einstein ; Alfred Wegener ; Niels Bohr ; Edwin Hubble ; Werner Heisenberg ; Linus Pauling ; The DNA team: Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin ; Stephen Hawking.

Additional Information
Subjects Science -- History.
Scientists -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Metro Books,2007
Contributors Woolf, Alex, 1964-
Rooney, Anne.
Gogerly, Liz.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits ; 26 cm
ISBN 076079197X
9780760791974
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