published 2015, avg rating 3.66 — 693 ratings — published 1859, avg rating 4.11 —
published 2009, avg rating 3.88 — published 2016, avg rating 3.74 —
published 2011, avg rating 3.90 — published 2011, avg rating 3.82 — A better description would be... science trivia.
published 2010, avg rating 3.77 — Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. historyofscience, science-history, and scientific-history. Reading about Newton's "mean attitude" or "darwin's reluctance to publish, is pretty enlightening. 602 ratings —
11,740 ratings — This one is no exception and I am still enjoying the read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2012.
27,594 ratings — published 1983, avg rating 3.59 —
Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. If you like science, this is a must-read book. published 2010, avg rating 4.22 — Please try your request again later. The book spends most of the time telling you the personal background and history of the scientists.
John Gribbin may not be a poet, but he writes extremely well, and knows his stuff. Sometimes he gets into too much details about the life of inventors though and I expected more explanation regarding the inventions. As well as famous figures such as Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein, there are also the obscure, … Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science, Part of: A Brief History Series (2 Books), Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found, A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors, Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World, Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity, Map and Territory (Rationality: From AI to Zombies), The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society, The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life. published 1982, avg rating 4.01 —
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In John Gribbin's book, he begins with astronomy from Copernicus, to the first scientists in the 17th century such as Galileo, William Gilbert, William Harvey, and onto the founding of the Royal Society in England in the 1660s that still exists today.
The writing is good for high school students onwards. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Gribbin provides top-notch biographical info of a great deal of scientist. 2,432 ratings — Welcome back. Excellent book on physics, chemistry, biology, etc development. 902 ratings —
published 2017, avg rating 3.97 —
published 2007, avg rating 3.83 — 1,659 ratings —
A nice read, highly recommended. I find that all the books that John Gribbin writes are very readable, and I think I have probably read all of them. published 2015, avg rating 4.08 —
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