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By Isaac Asimov

ISBN-10: 0140172130

ISBN-13: 9780140172133

Asimov tells the tales in the back of the technological know-how: the boys and girls who made the real discoveries and the way they did it. starting from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he's taking the main advanced recommendations and explains it in any such approach first-time reader at the topic feels convinced on his/her knowing.

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Asimov’s New Guide to Science

Asimov tells the tales in the back of the technology: the boys and ladies who made the real discoveries and the way they did it. starting from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he is taking the main advanced thoughts and explains it in this sort of means first-time reader at the topic feels convinced on his/her figuring out.

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MODERN SCIENCE It would be pleasant to be able to say that science and human beings have lived happily ever since. But the truth is that the real difficulties of both were only beginning. As long as science remained deductive, natural philosophy could be part of the general culture of all educated men (women, alas, being rarely educated until recent times). But inductive science became an immense labor—of observation, learning, and analysis. It was no longer a game for amateurs. And the complexity of science grew with each decade.

Earth and Space Travel III. Aspects of Technology IV. Aspects of Evolution Bibliography Preface The rapid advance of science is exciting and exhilarating to anyone who is fascinated by the unconquerability of the human spirit and by the continuing efficacy of the scientific method as a tool for penetrating the complexities of the universe. But what if one is also dedicated to keeping up with every phase of scientific advance for the deliberate purpose of interpreting that advance for the general public?

The victory of modern science did not become complete until it established one more essential principle—namely, free and cooperative communication among all scientists. Although this necessity seems obvious now, it was not obvious to the philosophers of ancient and medieval times. The Pythagoreans of ancient Greece were a secret society who kept their mathematical discover ies to themselves. The alchemists of the Middle Ages deliberately obscured their writings to keep their so-called findings within as small an inner circle as possible.

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