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Science secrets : the truth about Darwin's finches, Einstein's wife, and other myths

Author: Alberto A Mart́ínez
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Was Darwin really inspired by Galapagos finches? Did Einstein's wife secretly contribute to his theories? Did Franklin fly a kite in a thunderstorm? Did a falling apple lead Newton to universal gravity? Did Galileo drop objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did Einstein really believe in God? Science Secrets answers these questions and many others. It is a unique study of how myths evolve in the history of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Mart́ínez, Alberto A.
Science secrets
(DLC) 2011003484
(OCoLC)682895134
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto A Mart́ínez
ISBN: 9780822980179 0822980177 1322025304 9781322025308
OCLC Number: 887803456
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of myths and apparent myths --
Galileo and the leaning Tower of Pisa --
Galileo's pythagorean heresy --
Newton's apple and the tree of knowledge --
The stone of the ancients --
Darwin's missing frogs --
Ben Franklin's electric kite --
Coulomb's impossible experiment? --
Thomson, plum-pudding, and electrons --
Did Einstein believe in God? --
A myth about the speed of light --
The cult of the quiet wife --
Einstein and the clock towers of Bern --
The secret of Einstein's creativity? --
Eugenics and the myth of equality.
Responsibility: Alberto A. Martínez.

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