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When historians of the future come to examine western civilization in the 20th century, one area of intellectual accomplishment will probably stand out above all others: more than any other era before it, the 20th century was an age of science. Not only were the practical details of daily life radically transformed by the application of scientific discoveries, but our very sense of who we are, how our minds work, how our world came to be, how it works and our proper role in it, our ultimate origins, and our ultimate fate were all influenced by scientific thinking as never before in human history. In this title, the former editor and publisher of "Scientific American" gives a sweeping overview of the scientific achievements of the 20th century, with chapters on the fundamental forces of nature; the subatomic world; cosmology; the cell and molecular biology; earth history and the evolution of life and human evolution.
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Gerard Piel was a founder of the revived Scientific American and served as its publisher from 1948 until his retirement in 1986. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description Basic, 2001. Condition: New. More than any other era, the 20th century was the age of science, transforming our understanding of the universe, nature and our origins with developments such as quantum mechanics, the big bang theory and the discovery of the structure of DNA. In this book, the former publisher and founder of Scientific American provides an intelligent layperson's introduction to modern scientific achievement, describing and explaining the most important ideas and discussing the individual scientists who first proposed them. Seller Inventory # 296766
Book Description Basic Books, 2001. Condition: New. Peter Bradford (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1903985072
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