The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Paperback)
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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 07/05/2009
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George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression to discover that light moves at the same speed in every direction - these ten dedicated men employed diamonds, dogs, frogs and even their own bodies as they worked to discover the laws of nature and of the universe.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099464587
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


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Entertaining, finely crafted... there is a feast of fine science writing in this gem of a book - Sunday Telegraph

Johnson's essays balance human interest and scientific wonder in equal measure, making for a delicious succession of vignettes - Guardian

Johnson's lively book... finds beauty throughout science - even among dead frogs and drooling dogs - Scotsman

Johnson manages to convey the heart-stopping wonder of discovery - Radio 4, Today programme

In describing these beautifully simple works of genius, Johnson reveals as much about the corporatist nature of modern science as he does about early research - Scotland on Sunday

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