The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas

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Pan Macmillan, Oct 7, 2011 - Science - 400 pages
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Science is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge.

With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tackle more prosaic questions such as why the sea is salty; they consider the natural beauty of the snowflake and the man-made wonder of the first computer. What links them all is a desire to understand, explain and enrich the world, and the ability to communicate this in original, clear and engaging prose.

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User Review  - Tom Gee - Goodreads

It was delightful to see how simple, natural curiosity about how commonplace things work is the basis for so many forms of scientific inquiry. Read full review

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User Review  - Seharmoughal - Goodreads

It was not an easy book to finish.. The text was rich..sometimes too rich. I had to read over certain essays a few times to get my head around the concepts. Richard has done a great job compiling ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Terra: Tales of the Earth, a study of natural disasters, Data Soliloquies, co-written with the digital artist Martin John Callanan, and The Cloud Book, published in association with the Met Office. He teaches creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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