The Age of Science

The Age of Science

What Scientists Learned in the 20th Century

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
An overview of the scientific accomplishments of the twentieth century explores discoveries in a wide variety of fields, including natural history, cell and molecular biology, earth history, human evoltuion, and cosmology.

Perseus Publishing
A sweeping overview of the scientific achievements of the 20th century, without question the greatest century for science in human history, by the legendary former publisher of Scientific American.

When historians of the future come to examine western civilization in the twentieth century, one area of intellectual accomplishment will stand out above all others: more than any other era before it, the twentieth 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 The Age of Science, the former editor and publisher of Scientific American gives us a sweeping overview of the scientific achievements of the twentieth 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. Beautifully written and illustrated, this is a book for the connoisseur: an elegant, informative, magisterial summation of one of the twentieth century's greatest cultural achievements.


Book News
The founder of Scientific American summarizes what he knows about scientific developments during the century, arguing that science is converging on seamless comprehension of the world. Writing for people like himself, who are not scientists, he considers physical fundamentals, light and matter, the living cell, earth history and evolution, tools, and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A panoramic overview of the scientific accomplishments of the twentieth century explores dramatic discoveries in the fields of natural history, cell and molecular biology, earth history, human evolution, cosmology, the subatomic world, and more. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780465057559
0465057551
Characteristics: xx, 460 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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