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A little history of science / William Bynum.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 509 BYN (Text) 36626103373403 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 509 BYN (Text) 30032010599204 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Union Co PL - Liberty NF 509 Byn (Text) 34194000977117 NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780300136593 :
  • ISBN: 0300136595 :
  • Physical Description: vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]

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General Note: Includes index.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 10/01/2012
PW 09/03/2012
Kirkus 10/15/2012
Summary, etc.: "Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world--or themselves--in an entirely new way.This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Science > History.
Science and civilization.
SCIENCE / History.
HISTORY / World.
HISTORY / Civilization.

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