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Scientifica Historica: How the World's Great Science Books Chart the History of Knowledge

Brian Clegg.
Item #: D11872
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 272 / 2019
Publisher: Ivy
ISBN: 9781782408789
$9.98
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Every bit as much as literature or history, science has lived in the pages of books, revealing and preserving important ideas through the ages. Shown in gorgeous color reproductions, here are Renaissance editions of Archimedes and Lucretius, Leonardo da Vinci's sketches of a prospective flying machine, Robert Hooke's stunning 17th-century close-up illustrations of insects, John James Audubon's Birds in America, the first edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and Eadweard Muybridge's pioneering studies of motion. Tracing how science and publishing have shaped each other, this book also singles out Galileo, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, and Bill Bryson.

 

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