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eBook The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas ePub

by Richard Hamblyn

  • ISBN: 0330490753
  • Category: Nature and Ecology
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Richard Hamblyn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Picador USA (November 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 484
  • ePub book: 1708 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1443 kb
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Richard Hamblyn is the author of Terra: Tales of the Earth, The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and The Cloud Book, published in association with the Met Office.

Richard Hamblyn is the author of Terra: Tales of the Earth, The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and The Cloud Book, published in association with the Met Office. Hardcover: 484 pages. Publisher: Picador USA (November 1, 2011).

This book is a collection of stories about how some of the greatest scientific discoveries and inventions were made - and there are over 100 of them described here! As part of his History of Ideas, the author has compiled very intelligible explanations of some scientific concepts (like black.

This book is a collection of stories about how some of the greatest scientific discoveries and inventions were made - and there are over 100 of them described here! As part of his History of Ideas, the author has compiled very intelligible explanations of some scientific concepts (like black holes, Planck time, and pulsars) and descriptions of how some other things (like pasteurization and continental drift) work.

The Art of Science book. Richard Hamblyn studied at the universities of Essex and Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation on 18th-century topographical writing.

But Hamblyn's is by far the most relaxed, sunny and domesticated of these books.

Science is certainly broad enough to accommodate any number of anthologies, and this takes its place alongside such collections as Humphrey Jennings's Pandaemonium (1985), John Carey's Faber Book of Science (1995) and Richard Dawkins's Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008). But Hamblyn's is by far the most relaxed, sunny and domesticated of these books.

Does it matter, asks Richard Hamblyn, that Dirac's equation remains a closed book to all but a. .Art is the Tree of Life," wrote William Blake. Science is the Tree of Death.

Does it matter, asks Richard Hamblyn, that Dirac's equation remains a closed book to all but a handful of initiates able to translate its compact hieroglyphics into a statement about the nature of the universe? For Hamblyn, it does.

От издателя:Good Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it’s about the places we draw our inspiration from; it’s about daily routines and .

От издателя:Good Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it’s about the places we draw our inspiration from; it’s about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication, and – sometimes – desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that make us human.

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Place of Publication. Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Terra: Tales of the Earth, a study of natural disasters, Data Soliloquies, co-written with the digital artist Martin John Callanan, and The Cloud Book, published in association with the Met Office.

The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas (Picador, 2012). Albert Einstein', BBC Radio 3, broadcast 18 January 2013: a contribution to the Essay series Five Portraits of Science.

Richard Hamblyn (born 1965) is a British environmental writer and historian. The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas (Picador, 2012). Wilderness with a cast of thousands', Times Literary Supplement (26 April 2013). Tsunami: Nature and Culture (Reaktion, 2014).

Science. Does the word fill you with excitement, or dread, or something in-between?

Good science—and good science writing—can, and should, be something to get excited about. The extracts contained in this book span centuries and continents, but are unified by their authors’ desire to understand, explain and benefit the world in which we live.

Good Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it’s about the places we draw our inspiration from; it’s about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication, and, sometimes, desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that make us human.

From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, from Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, from Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, from rust to snowflakes, from the first use of the word “scientist” to the first computer, from why the sea is salty to Newtonian physics “for women,“ Good Science is a book about people, rather than scientists per se, and as such, it’s a book about politics, passion and poetry. Above all, though, it’s a book about the good that science can—and does—do.