The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas

The Art of Science

A Natural History of Ideas

Richard Hamblyn

'Hamblyn's book adds enormously to the pleasure that there is in science.' Guardian

Science is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge.

With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tackle more prosaic questions such as why the sea is salty; they consider the natural beauty of the snowflake and the man-made wonder of the first computer. What links them all is a desire to understand, explain and enrich the world, and the ability to communicate this in original, clear and engaging prose.

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ISBN: 9780330490764
Publication date: 25.10.2012
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9781447204152
Publication date: 07.10.2011

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