A Little History of Science by William F. Bynum audiobook

A Little History of Science

By William Bynum
Read by Jonathan Cowley

Tantor Audio 9780300136593
9.04 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781452681436

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 listeners 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 a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.

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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 listeners 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 a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Bynum's lively narrative . . . certainly delivers on his opening line: 'Science is special.' Kirkus Starred Review
“Bynum’s lively narrative…certainly delivers on his opening line: ‘Science is special.’” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[An] entertaining history…for curious teen and adult readers.” Publishers Weekly
“A super-accessible introduction to science.” Booklist
“Small, but perfectly formed. In this little history, Bill Bynum has done a splendid job of weaving all the material into a narrative that is easy to understand. You will not find a better summary of the history of science” Bernard Wood, author of Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Author Bio: William F. Bynum

Author Bio: William F. Bynum

William Bynum is emeritus professor of the history of medicine, University College London. He is author or editor of numerous publications, including most recently Great Discoveries in Medicine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English