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Author: Mark Steer; Andrew Impney; Hayley Birch
Publisher: London : Cassell Illustrated ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sterling Pub. Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, the 20th century was perhaps the most significant era in the history of science. Written with flair and insight by a panel of prominent scientific thinkers, this decade-by-decade compendium covers all aspects of the scientific world in the last 100 years.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Steer; Andrew Impney; Hayley Birch
ISBN: 9781844036417 1844036413 9781844035892 1844035891
OCLC Number: 221141980
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 800 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 20 cm
Contents: The moments, discoveries and people of the last one hundred years in the scientific world including: Rontgen and X-Rays, Curie and Polonium, quantum theory, Landsteiner and blood types, Marconi's radio signals, Poincare and Chaos theory, Einstein's theory of relativity, dating the Earth, Brownian motion, Walcott's fossils at Burgess Shale Rutherford's gold foil experiment, Plemelj and Fermat's last theorum, Leavitt measures the cosmos, Eddington and stellar evolution, Hubble and the nature of galaxies, the Big Bang theory, Quantum mechanics, Antimatter predicted, the splitting of the atom and much more
Other Titles: Defining moments in science :
Responsibility: general editors, Mark Steer, Hayley Birch and Andrew Impney.

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