Archimedes to Hawking

Archimedes to Hawking

Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

eBook - 2008
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This marvelous volume takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2008.
New York.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Askews and Holts Library Services


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Jun 24, 2015

About half the book is devoted to the nineteenth century; a little more than half of the entries tell of the scientists lives (the other near-half explicates their eponymous laws). The author's enthusiasm never flags and is infectious!

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