By Robert P. Crease
Is technology appealing? sure, argues acclaimed thinker and historian of technological know-how Robert P. Crease during this enticing exploration of history’s most lovely experiments. the result's an engrossing trip via approximately 2,500 years of medical innovation. alongside the way in which, we come across glimpses into the personalities and artistic taking into account a number of the field’s finest figures.
We see the 1st size of the earth’s circumference, entire within the 3rd century B.C. through Eratosthenes utilizing sticks, shadows, and easy geometry. We stopover at Foucault’s captivating pendulum, a cannonball suspended from the dome of the Panthéon in Paris that enables us to work out the rotation of the earth on its axis. We meet Galileo—the basically scientist with experiments within the best ten—brilliantly drawing on his musical education to degree the rate of falling our bodies. And we trip to the quantum global, within the most pretty test of all.
We additionally study why those ten experiments exert one of these robust carry on our imaginations. From the traditional global to state-of-the-art physics, those ten exhilarating moments exhibit whatever primary concerning the global, pulling us out of bewilderment and revealing nature’s attractiveness. The Prism and the Pendulum brings us face-to-face with the sweetness of science.
From the Hardcover edition.
Read Online or Download The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science PDF
Similar Nature books
“Lavers retains his highbrow detective tale passionate and suspenseful. ”— Washington submit e-book World From Biblical tales approximately virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted humans for millennia. within the eternally attention-grabbing The ordinary historical past of Unicorns, writer Chris Lavers ingeniously lines the legend of this mysterious creature to the genuine humans, locations, and animals that experience prompted its tale.
Heinrich includes us in his quest to get contained in the brain of the raven. yet as animals can in simple terms be spied on via getting rather shut, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby turning into a "raven father," in addition to looking at them of their usual habitat. He stories their day-by-day workouts, and within the technique, paints a bright photograph of the ravens' global.
Loaded with complete colour images and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois offers a landscape of the state's missed ordinary range. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan submit discover fifty preserves, forests, recovery components, and parks, bringing knowledgeable view to natural world and landscapes and looking out past the most obvious to discover the unforeseen great thing about Illinois's wild locations.
Whilst a kinfolk brings domestic chicks from an area farm, they have to do every thing they could to ensure their feathered associates thrive of their new atmosphere. With the aid of their a professional mom and dad, the youngsters give you the child chicks with nutrients, water, heat, and correct shield. younger readers will chirp alongside fortunately web page after web page, studying to learn as they watch the bushy little chicks develop into downy grownup chickens, who will ultimately lay eggs in their personal!
Additional resources for The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science
P. cm. contains bibliographical references. 1. Science—History. 2. Science—Experiments. I. name. Q125. C—dc21 2003054765 Random apartment site deal with: www. atrandom. com 246897531 www. randomhouse. com eISBN: 978-0-307-43253-7 v3.