It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry’s periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. The best thing I liked about this book is the way the author explained about each scientist. There is a lot of about the people involved and the context, always good from a popular science viewpoint.
From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world—or themselves—in an entirely new way. William Bynum has chosen to provide us with a breezy high speed canter through the history of science, with the keyword being ‘history’.
I enjoyed this book beyond words. This book is often preachy about "how science should be" and I wondered if the author was ever going to acknowledge that many scientific advances have had terrible consequences (he finally did -- atomic bombs and eugenics being his examples).
He is not successful, although it's a good try. It is more like a collection of great names in science and a sentence or two of what they did. A recommended book for those not well versed in scientific ideas but want to know how it all happened. That's really interesting!" It's really quite an achievement to distil such a huge topic into one book, and I think the author has done a good job here.
The author makes each topic interesting for the reader. Each chapter covers a scientific topic in chronological order in layman’s terms allowing the reader to get an overview of how the human race’s body of scientific knowledge came about. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. Definitely would recommend as it's nice to listen to in the background (listened to audiobook) while doing laundry and stuff. This was a pretty good, brief overview of science history, though it was sprinkled with inaccurate claims about the "facts" of evolution. Not so insightful; middle of the road; a bit of cultural relativism. Almost all the right parts are there, but the sum does not satisfy the reader. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. However, it is so dry that it might turn some people off, which is a worry. I may even "get" a few more of the jokes on Big Bang Theory now! Start by marking “A Little History of Science” as Want to Read: Error rating book. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world—or themselves—in an entirely new way. The Chinese also invented gun powder by blending charcoal, sulphur and potassium nitrate. William Bynum has chosen to provide us with a breezy high speed canter through the history of science, with the keyword being ‘history’. My nephews, aged 13 and 11, both read and enjoyed it. This book very much subscribes to the perspective that "science is the only way" of knowing about the world -- while it is one way, and the most prevalent way, in use, I don't think it is the only way. The best thing I liked about this book is the way the author explained about each scientist. The author makes each topic interesting for the reader and enhances the reader’s curiosity.
Not so insightful; middle of the road; a bit of cultural relativism. This book comprises forty chapters and in those chapters the author tells us about the pioneers of science and technology.
In the 2nd century the Chinese learned how to magnetize iron by a method of high heating and cooling which caused it to point in the North-South direction. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. High highly recommend everyone to read it to get a feel of how science shaped our modern world.
If you are interested not only in science but also in the build-up of the knowledge that we have acquired, this is the perfect book. I enjoyed this book beyond words. I didn't know that at all! Not bad if you really don't know much about science but I'm sure there are better. Our digital library hosts in multiple locations, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Really good book for people who want to know the scientists and the discoveries they did throughout history. The controversy caused by the work of scientists such as Galileo and Copernicus, and even Darwin (which is still with us today) seemed to be mostly glossed over. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
What results is a drab story. As an avid reader of science history, I don’t think this book is up there. Felt like a fleshed-out chronological line. Each chapter is from three to eight pages long and full of interesting facts and stories. I listened to it on audio; but I have been told that the illustrations are quite nice, and will check it out in its physical form some day. Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. It was too dense to be read like a novel. Doing all of science in one book is not an easy task, nor is it obvious how to go about it. First of all, I was dismayed to discover that it is pitched at about a Grade 6 level, but I suppose that that is more the book store's fault for not putting it in the right section. Be the first to ask a question about A Little History of Science. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. Some disconnects are obvious, other connects are forced. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. This is a little book that tells a grand tale about Science. From the Babylonians to the WWW, this book does not only provide valuable (and referenced) information but it also works as a kick-off to learn many interesting facts of science and those who made and still make it possible. He lives in Suffolk, UK. One of the best books for the curious, non-professional, scientists. I admit I am more a arts person then a science person but understood most of what was been explained, be it in varying degrees. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Well, I found this book rather disappointing. I didn’t learn anything new from it but was reminded of findings I had learned previously in school. Written in short, digestible chapters, it attempts to explain human science from the development of numbers to the deciphering of the human genome. From Ancient times to the current Genome Project Bynum takes us through the key scientific developments and the major players concerned. I was looking forward to reading another of this series, so I tried to get my hands on this one. I love books that look at the history of ideas and was quite disappointed by the old-fashioned, timeline minus analysis approach of this book. A short but intriguing walk through the history of science and it's pioneers. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It is a story of thousands of years of questions that people have asked.
From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, m. Science is fantastic. In A Little History of Science, William Bynum ably distills this human saga into a delightfully clear tale. The lack of analysis made the book less interesting than it should have been – part of the joy of thinking about the history of science is seeing the gradual or sudden insights into physical world or the world of mathematical ideas and how these insights led to changes in how human beings saw their place in the world. a little history of science william f bynum is available in our book collection an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science.
In this century the Chinese produced the first medical books. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration. Science is fantastic. I am 13 years old and I have recently finished reading ‘The little history of science’ by William Bynum. © Copyright 2012 - 2018 | ListFreeBooks.com, A Little History of Science – William F. Bynum, Download A Little History of Science – William F. Bynum EPUB ebook, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (4,304). If you want to chose only one book to understand what science is all about, and what science achieved from ancient times until today - this is the book to read. This book was a marathon that I considered not finishing. Well, I found this book rather disappointing. A brief and very informative review of the major breakthroughs in Science. Refresh and try again. The author is British, and the ... Read full review. As you can probably tell from the title, this book is about the history of science, starting from the day it was born up until the present era. This is a good book that nicely packs the most important work of scientists throughout history. Instead, it should be something read chapter by chapter over the course of a longer period. Right after admiring our "clockwork universe", the author goes on to talk about the Big Bang, which is the exact opposite of order.
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