A Little History of Science

William Bynum

A Little History of Science

A Little History of Science

  • Title: A Little History of Science
  • Author: William Bynum
  • ISBN: 9780300136593
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover

Science is fantastic It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer assisted scientists of today, mScience is fantastic It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power 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.This inviting book tells a great adventure story the history of science It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe 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 It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together.

Recent Comments "A Little History of Science"

Μέσα σε 40 κεφάλαια των 10 σελίδων περίπου το καθένα περιγράφονται χρονολογικά (όσο αυτό είναι δυνατόν) τα σπουδαιότερα επιτεύγματα της των φυσικών επιστημών (με τον όρο science στα αγγλικά εννοούμε Φυσική - Χημεία - Βιολογία, με παρεμφερείς κλάδους τη Γεωλογία και τη Φαρμακευτι [...]

Doing all of science in one book is not an easy task, nor is it obvious how to go about it. William Bynum has chosen to provide us with a breezy high speed canter through the history of science, with the keyword being ‘history’. There is a lot of about the people involved and the context, always good from a popular science viewpoint.Bynum manages to do this in an approachable way – almost too approachable sometimes as the style veers between writing for adults and for children. The bumf sa [...]

This is a good book that nicely packs the most important work of scientists throughout history. 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. The Chinese also invented gun powder by blending charcoal, sulphur and potassium nitrate. In this century the Chinese produced the first medical books. Acupuncture also emerged as a medical treatment at this time. Aristotle’s writings dominated s [...]

I am 13 years old and I have recently finished reading ‘The little history of science’ by William Bynum. I enjoyed this book beyond words. This book comprises forty chapters and in those chapters the author tells us about the pioneers of science and technology. Each chapter is from three to eight pages long and full of interesting facts and stories. 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 rea [...]

4.5Le parole chiavi di questo libro sono: "scienza", "storia" e purtroppo anche "breve".Anche se gli argomenti trattati sono stati vari e spiegati in maniera fluida e adatta agli scemi come me, a volte non sono stati approfonditi nei migliori dei modi. Voglio dire, gli esempi, le prove, i vari personaggi che hanno gareggiato per difendere le loro idee e teorie sono stati narrati bene, ma alle volte il tono da semplice chiacchierata davanti a una tazza di tè diventava un pò troppo, visti i temi [...]

Bynum tries to imitate Gombrich's classic "A little History of the World". He is not successful, although it's a good try. Almost all the right parts are there, but the sum does not satisfy the reader.

As the title suggests - and which is of no surprise - this book provides an excellent, but brief overview of the history of science. After reading other reviews, I noticed many people were unhappy with the length or subject matter so I guess I went into this one with lower expectations.My background is in biology, so naturally I'd prefer to read more about the history of life sciences, but I thought Bynum did a fair job of mixing the physical and life sciences together. I was a bit surprised tha [...]

Well, I found this book rather disappointing. 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. 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. This book is often preachy about "how science should be" and I wondere [...]

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. 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.It was also old-fashioned in the sen [...]

Briefly comprehensive is the kind of strange oxymoron that would apply to this book. Written in short, digestible chapters, it attempts to explain human science from the development of numbers to the deciphering of the human genome.Written for younger readers, it's the sort of book, I would have devoured easily when I was 12 years old (and would seem to be recommended for about that age). Nitpickers will always point out what is missing, but for a book of about 272 pages, the only thing that mig [...]

A Little History of Science er en interessant, liten bok om utviklingen av naturvitenskap. Sammenlignet med A Little History of Philosophy når den dessverre ikke opp. Bynums bok er i for stor grad en oppramsing av vitenskapelige framskritt og i for liten grad gir den forståelse av naturvitenskapelige konsepter. Den språklige framstillingen til Bynum er også et godt stykke bak hvordan Warburton skriver. En del enkle konsepter blir overforklart, mens andre steder er det vanskelig å forstå hv [...]

An Amazing historically ordered and well written introduction to science.In 30 chapters, the author tells the story of the development of science over the years. Unlike Gribbin's bookAlmost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe, Life and Everything, the author explains the scientific facts in a way that's easier to grasp, but not detailed enough. It's not a fault given the purpose of this book. There were chapters on medicine and physicians that I really liked. I found the author digresses o [...]

I really enjoyed this book. My high school education left me with some sizeable gaps; science being one of the larger gaping holes. I feel as though I could track along with a scientific conversation after this book. I may even "get" a few more of the jokes on Big Bang Theory now! The chapters were short and concise, easily understandable and peppered with interesting bits of history and personal quirks from each scientist it covered. This book would be great for a jr high student on up.

Absolutely fantastic!!! 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. 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.

This book was a marathon that I considered not finishing. It was too dense to be read like a novel. Instead, it should be something read chapter by chapter over the course of a longer period. It also should be read by someone perhaps with less scientific knowledge. I didn’t learn anything new from it but was reminded of findings I had learned previously in school.

Enjoyable history of science, aimed at readers of all ages apparently, but I would say perhaps better for children. My nephews, aged 13 and 11, both read and enjoyed it. 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. Review of a digital copy from the publisher.

Really good book for people who want to know the scientists and the discoveries they did throughout history. Small book but contains loads of precious information in physics, medicine, chemistry, space, geography, biology.

It's a pretty good summary of all the tech and scientific research that we had been through as humanity.

Short and sweet. Full of interesting tidbits in short segments. Most of this science I had already learned and/or was familiar with, but some of it was new and good to hear.

Muito conciso mas bem didático. A leitura não é cansativa, o que é importante em livros sobre ciência. Gostei, ótima leitura de férias.

It was a little difficult to stay focused on this one, but it was fun to relive my grade school science education again. Not a particularly compelling read, but not a waste of your time, either.

3.5Review to come later.

Kata 'science' memang baru banyak digunakan di bidang sains pada abad ke-19, namun sejarah sains, sebetulnya, sudah dimulai sejak peradaban kuno di berbagai belahan dunia. Karenanya, merangkum semuanya dalam sebuah buku yang tebalnya tak sampai 300 halaman bukanlah pekerjaan mudah, apalagi jika harus menjelaskannya dengan sesimpel mungkin. William F. Bynum, saya rasa, cukup sukses dengan A Little History of Science.Ini mungkin bukan buku yang pas untuk mereka yang memang telah terjun di dunia sa [...]

I'm not a big fan of informative books because usually they are not quite as intresting as novels, but i was nicely surprised by this book. would recommend for people who love random facts / science.

I went into this book with very high expectations, having loved A Little History of Philosophy. Nigel Warburton's philosophy book, from the same series, was a terrific launching point before the more daunting task of reading Wittgenstein, Voltaire, etc. which I've now been doing for several months. The goal was for Bynum's science book to act as a similar introduction to "science" as a genre, providing a post-high school level base from which to read more. I also hoped it would do what "Philosop [...]

There are very few books that are able to truly enrapture a vast audience with a complex subject and leave them a more learned group. William Bynum is a proficient story teller with his ability to educate the public including those in the science community on the history of science. He covers a vast majority of science topics and gives a nice illustration to the reader of how science has evolved from its predecessors such as Aristotle to present day scientist. He also shows the consistent strain [...]

A little History of Science This is a book for you if you love science. It explains the history of science, from philosophers to the elements, introductions to DNA, physics and so many other important discoveries. One scientist was Aristotle who spent his life learning and teaching and explained a lot of wonders in his notebook. One example from his notes is the observation that a the concept of 0 did not exist. Therefore there was no 10 instead there would be X (used as the roman 10). One aspec [...]

The book provides a decent summary of the science history in less than 300 pages. It strengthens the points that the science is evolving, and while it was not perfect in the beginning, it gets better subsequently with thousands of scientists improve and expand the work of their predecessors. It also capture the influence of one discovery and development of one field to lead to another discover and improvement of another. One of such example would be the advancement in lens to benefit the astrono [...]

It seemed only natural after reading A Little History of Philosophy and A Little History of the World that I should read A Little History of Science. I picked up the book at the bookstore in the airport, another impulsive purchase when one loiters at the transit area, awaiting for flight.I rather enjoyed it as the snippets of facts are easy to digest and at times interesting. Issac Newton, for instance, was a titan in his contributions towards the progress of mankind but did not have a pleasant [...]

This book consists of short chapters (around 6 pages each) taking us from the beginnings of science to the present. Bynum shows how science and religion often went together in the past, with the first people doing science being priests. He shows that science can be both simple observation and complex laboratory work or complicated formulas. He shows the development over time and how each new advance built on work done earlier. The writing assumes no prior knowledge of the different aspects of sc [...]

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