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Remarkable Discoveries! (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 01/09/1994
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Remarkable Discoveries shows how scientists have made great discoveries that have pushed back the frontiers of knowledge and have changed the way we look at the world. Frank Ashall, scientist and writer, takes us on a magical mystery tour of eighteen major scientific discoveries. Electricity, X-rays, DNA fingerprinting and the Big Bang are but a few of the achievements on which the author writes. We delve into the world of the researcher and experience the excitement as each discovery is unfolded. Can we thank chance or just intelligence and hard work for the scientists' success? The personalities, the trials, the triumphs are all here. Remarkable Discoveries takes the reader on an exhilarating tour through some of the major scientific discoveries that have benefited humanity.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521433174
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Diverting, readable ... but where it scores is in the way it sets discoveries - such as X rays, buckminsterfullerene and DNA in context and also explains them. Very good for project work.' Vivienne Parry, Tomorrow's World web site, March 1997
'... helps interested readers prepare for the new miracles of science and leaves them also eager to learn more about them'. The Chemical Intelligencer
"Ashall is a fresh voice in popular science writing. In a book directed at those with little knowledge of the scientific world and its major figures, he covers 18 topics, most in life sciences...Ashall is an able expository writer who doesn't spare the reader the language of experiments, giving this anthology an air of immediacy and authenticity." Publishers Weekly
"...the stories of discovery are fascinating..." Roy Herbert, New Scientist
"Remarkable Discoveries! is an enlightening and informative celebration of scientific achievement, succeeding within its own modest ambitions." Times Literary Supplement

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