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The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas / Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris.

Wiggins, Arthur W. (Author). Wynn, Charles M., (author.). Harris, Sidney, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 509.22 WIG (Text) 31951004107618 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 509.22 WIGGINS (Text) 33946003130924 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781633881563
  • ISBN: 1633881563
  • Physical Description: 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Democritus and Aristotle ponder the existence of atoms -- Aristotle, Aristarchus, Copernicus, and Galileo seek to determine Earth's place in the cosmos -- Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, and Gottfried Leibniz argue about motion and calculus -- The battling Bernoullis and Bernoulli's principle -- Antoine Lavoisier and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) have rival theories about heat -- Mendeleev, Meyer, Moseley, and the birth of the periodic table -- Westinghouse and Tesla vs. Edison : AC/DC titans clash -- Alfred Wegener stands his ground about continental drift -- Albert Einstein, Marcel Grossmann, Mileva Maric and Michele Besso struggle with relativity -- Albert Einstein's struggles continue -- Edwin Hubble and Harlow Shapley clash/cooperate over the universe's size -- Disastrous consequences of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn's discovery of nuclear fission -- Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick determine the structure of DNA -- J. Craig Venter, James Watson, and Michael Hunkapiller race for the human genome -- Ten honorable mention mini-chapters.
Subject: Science > Anecdotes.
Discoveries in science > Anecdotes.
Scientists > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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