The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas
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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Review: The Art of ScienceUser Review - Valerie Suwanseree - Goodreads
This is a great book because it's not just one guy going "Blah blah blah" about science; it's a brilliantly selected and cleverly annotated collection of writings from throughout history about diverse ... Read full review
Review: The Art of ScienceUser 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