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Defining Moments in Science: Over a Century of the Greatest Discoveries, Experiments, Inventions, People, Publications and Events that Rocked the World

Dr Andrew Impey, Dr Mark Steer & Hayley Birch (Eds)

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ISBN 10: 1844035891 / ISBN 13: 9781844035892
Published by Cambridge University Press/Octopus Publishing Group, 2008
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Defining Moments in Science highlights the key moments in over a century that has seen more scientific progress than any other. Covering the great scientific thinkers, the ground-breaking discoveries and inventions, key publications and crucial events, the book places each moment in its social, historical and scientific context. A team of over 50 science communicators, ranging from science journalists and educators to academics who are experts in their fields, have selected the one thousand major events in the fields of astronomy, biochemistry biology, chemistry, computers, earth sciences, general science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, physics, psychology and technology to create an unique history of the modern world. Contents 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000- Printed Pages: 800. Bookseller Inventory # 11306

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Title: Defining Moments in Science: Over a Century ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press/Octopus Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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We've come a long way from guesses at the Earth's shape (flat) and it's place in the Universe (dead centre). Thanks to ideas of pure genius and accidental realisations, we now see the world completely differently, able to do more and go further. Follow the "Little Black Book: Science" as it highlights the key moments in a century that has seen more progress than any other. Written with flair and insight, it covers widely familiar inventions, great scientific thinkers such as Einstein and Stephen Hawkings, ground-breaking discoveries and mind-boggling theorems that altered the way we see the world, and the less well-known moments that provided the foundations for later discoveries. With all the key moments placed in their social, historical and scientific contexts, the book brings the complexities and secrets of the Universe, the world and everything in them to within your grasp.

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Null Hypothesis, the Journal of Unlikely Science is an online science magazine that attracts the science-loving general public as well as science specialists. The team have secured a column with the Daily Telegraph and a regular slot on BBC Radio Bristol. They make regular contributions to BBC Radio Five. They publish articles online on a broad spectrum of scientific topics, gained over 900 subscribers to its weekly newsletter and begun to produce a monthly podcast, The Unlikely Science Podcast. Dr Andrew Impey and Dr Mark Steer have worked as lecturers at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England, in Conservation and Ecology, and Conservation and Statistics. Mark received a British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) media fellowship and has written science articles for BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph. Hayley Birch is a biology graduate and freelance science writer and recipient of a Wellcome Trust funded Association of British Science Writers bursary for postgraduate science communication studies at UWE. Hayley has also written articles for Nature, BBC Focus magazine and The Naked Scientists.

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