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Newton at the center

Author: Joy Hakim
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, [2005?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Hakim
ISBN: 1588341615 9781588341617
OCLC Number: 259270737
Notes: Reprint. Originally issued in 2005 with color illustrations and maps.
Description: xv, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The scientific quest ... and this book --
Off-center? It can't be! --
A new age: bringing new ways of seeing --
What's to be made of Leonardo? --
On revolutions and fools --
Tycho Brahe : taking heaven's measure --
Holding a ruler to the sky --
Renaissance men --
Gazing at a star named Galileo --
Moving relatively or relatively moving? --
Are novas really "new" stars? As to Supernovas, wow! --
About suns and stuff (Galileo didn't know any of this) --
Moving the sun and the Earth --
Who did invent the telescope? --
Do you think you have troubles : getting along by staying apart : religion and science --
Poor Kepler : those eccentric ellipses --
Descartes and his coordinates : at last, proof of the last --
What's the big attraction? --
Gravity, how absurd! --
Calculus? Who done it? --
Newton sees the light --
Newton moves --
Fame finds Newton : Edmond Halley, Mr. Comet --
A Dane lights the way --
Clocking time (and speed) with Io : here's the math --
What's the matter? (about elements and alchemy) --
An elemental tale --
Robert Boyle, skeptic, or airhead? : is air something, or nothing? --
Daniel and the old lion hunter --
Brains and beauty squared --
It's a gas! Take its temperature! --
Turning on the heat --
Weighing the world --
The right man for the job --
A man with a powerful hand --
France sings a metric tune --
Dalton takes us back to Greece, and atoms --
A molecule-and-number man --
Chemical bondage --
Putting things in order --
The periodic table : a chemical family tree --
The heated story of an American spy --
A shocking science --
A pendulum's proof --
Michael Faraday has a field day --
Turning on the light --
Maxwell's charges --
Again and again and again : that's frequency --
Bulldog Boltzmann --
How fast is a gas? --
Inside the atom --
Wake up! : this is about work, which takes energy --
Information-age thinking in the Industrial Era --
A number-one law, thermodynamically speaking --
Obeying the (second) law --
Tying down a demon --
Nothing to do? --
Wrapping up and getting ready --
NSTA recommends.
Responsibility: Joy Hakim.


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