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Author: Clifford A Pickover
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling New York, [2018]
Series: Sterling milestones
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"From astronomy to psychology, this beautifully illustrated chronology presents the most important and groundbreaking milestones in science. Award-winning author Cliff Pickover gathers into one fully illustrated volume the most important thinkers and ideas in the history of science. This unique omnibus edition includes 250 thoughtfully selected entries from many of the science-based books in the Sterling Milestones  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Science book.
New York, NY : Sterling New York, [2018]
(OCoLC)1031458818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9781454933007 1454933003
OCLC Number: 1090652518
Description: 1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: C.18,000 BCE : Ishango Bone --
C.11,000 BCE : Wheat; The Staff of Life --
C.10,000 BCE : Agriculture --
C.10,000 BCE : Domestication of Animals --
C.7000 BCE : Rice Cultivation --
C.5000 BCE : Birth of Cosmology --
C.3300 BCE : Bronze --
C.3300 BCE : Dice --
C.3000 BCE : Sundial --
C.3000 BCE : Sutures --
C.2500 BCE : Egyptian Astronomy --
C.1850 BCE Arch --
C.16 50 BCE : Rhind Papyrus --
C.1300 BCE : Iron Smelting --
C.1000 BCE : Olmec Compass --
C.600 BCE : Pythagorean Theorem and Triangles --
C.600 BCE : Sewage Systems --
C.350 BCE : Aristotle's Organon --
C.350 BCE : Platonic Solids --
C.300 BCE : Euclid's Elements --
C.250 BCE : Archimedes' Principle of Buoyancy --
C.250 BCE : TT --
C.240 BCE : Eratosthenes Measures the Earth --
C.240 BCE : Sieve of Eratosthenes --
C.230 BCE : Pulley --
C.125 BCE : Antikythera Mechanism --
C.50 : Gears --
C.126 : Roman Concrete --
C.650 : Zero --
830 : al-Khwarizmi's Algebra --
C.850 : Gunpowder --
1202 : Fibonacci's Liber Abaci --
1284 : Eyeglasses --
C.1500 : Early Calculus --
1509 : Golden Ratio --
1543 : De Humani Corporis Fabrica --
1543 : Sun-Centered Universe --
1545 : Pare's "Rational Surgery" --
1572 : Imaginary Numbers --
1608 : Telescope --
1609 : Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion --
1614 : Logarithms --
1620 : Scientific Method --
1621 : Slide Rule --
98(2) 1628 Circulatory System --
1637 : Descartes' La Geometrie --
1638 : Acceleration of Falling Objects --
1639 : Projective Geometry --
1654 : Pascal's Triangle --
1660 : Von Guericke's Electrostatic Generator --
C.1665 : Development of Modern Calculus --
1665 : Micrographia --
1668 : Refuting Spontaneous Generation --
1672 : Measuring the Solar System --
1672 : Newton's Prism --
1678 : Discovery of Sperm --
1683 : Zoo Within Us --
1687 : Newton as Inspiration --
1687 : Newton's Laws of Motion and Gravitation --
1713 : Law of Large Numbers --
1727 : Euler's Number --
1733 : Normal Distribution Curve --
1735 :Linnaean Classification of Species --
1738 : Bernoulli's Law of Fluid Dynamics --
1760 : Artificial Selection (Selective Breeding) --
1761 : Bayes' Theorem --
1761 : Causes of Cancer --
1761 : Morgagni's "Cries of Suffering Organs" --
1783 : Black Holes --
1785 : Coulomb's Law of Electrostatics --
1797 : Fundamental Theorem of Algebra --
1798 : Smallpox Vaccine --
1800 : Battery --
1800 : High-Pressure Steam Engine Marshall Brain --
1801 Wave Nature of Light --
1807 : Fourier Series --
1808 : Atomic Theory --
1812 : Laplace's Theorie Analytique des Probability --
1822 : Babbage Mechanical Computer --
1824 : Carnot Engine --
1824 : Greenhouse Effect --
1825 : Ampere's Law of Electromagnetism --
1827 : Brownian Motion --
1828 : Germ-Layer Theory of Development --
1829 : Blood Transfusion --
1829 : Non-Euclidean Geometry --
1831 : Cell Nucleus --
1831 : Darwin and the Voyages of the Beagle --
1831 : Faraday's Laws of Induction --
1836 : Fossil Record and Evolution --
1837 : Nitrogen Cycle and Plant Chemistry --
1837 : Telegraph System --
1839 : Daguerreotype --
1839 : Rubber --
1841 Fiber Optics --
1842 : General Anesthesia --
1843 : Conservation of Energy --
1844 : Transcendental Numbers --
1847 Semmelweis's Hand Washing --
1850 : Second Law of Thermodynamics --
1855 : Bessemer Process Marshall Brain --
1855 : Cell Division --
1856 : Plastic Marshall Brain --
1858 : Mobius Strip --
1859 : Darwin's Theory of Natural Section --
1859 : Ecological Interactions --
1859 : Kinetic Theory --
1859 : Riemann Hypothesis --
1861 : Cerebral Localization --
1861 : Maxwell's Equations --
1862 : Germ Theory of Disease --
1864 : Electromagnetic Spectrum --
1865 : Antiseptics --
1865 : Mendel's Genetics --
1869 : Periodic Table --
1874 : Cantor's Transfinite Numbers --
1875 : Boltzmann's Entropy Equation --
1876 : Gibbs Free Energy --
1876 : Telephone --
1878 : Enzymes --
1878 : Incandescent Light Bulb --
1878 : Power Grid --
1887 : Michelson-Morley Experiment --
1888 : Tesseract --
1890 : Steam Turbine --
1890 : The Principles of Psychology --
1891 : Neuron Doctrine --
1892 : Discovery of Viruses --
1895 : X-rays --
1896 : Proof of the Prime Number Theorem --
1896 : Radioactivity --
1897 : Electron --
1899 : Psychoanalysis --
1900 : Blackbody Radiation Law --
1900 : Hilbert's Problems --
1902 : Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance --
1903 : Wright Brothers' Airplane --
1903 : Classical Conditioning --
1905 : E = mc2 --
1905 : Photoelectric Effect --
1905 : Special Theory of Relativity --
1908 : Internal Combustion Engine --
1910 : Chlorination of Water --
1910 : Main Sequence --
1911 : Atomic Nucleus --
1911 : Superconductivity --
1912 : Bragg's Law of Crystal Diffraction --
1912 : Continental Drift --
1913 : Bohr Atom --
1915 : General Theory of Relativity --
1919 : String Theory --
1920 : Hydrogen Bonding --
1920 : Radio Station Marshall Brain --
1921 : Noether's Idealtheorie --
1921 : Einstein as Inspiration --
1924 : De Broglie Relation --
1925 : Pauli Exclusion Principle --
1926 : Schrodinger's Wave Equation --
1927 : Complementarity Principle --
1927 : Food Webs --
1927 : Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle --
1927 : Insect Dance Language --
1928 : Dirac Equation --
1928 : Penicillin --
1929 : Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion --
1931 : Godel's Theorem --
1932 : Antimatter --
1932 : Neutron --
1933 : Dark Matter --
1933 : Polyethylene --
1933 : Neutron Stars --
1935 : EPR Paradox --
1935 : Schrodinger's Cat --
1936 : Turing Machines --
1937 : Cellular Respiration --
s --
1938 : Nuclear Magnetic Resonance --
1941 : Doped Silicon --
1942 : Energy from the Nucleus --
1945 : Little Boy Atomic Bomb --
1945: Uranium Enrichment --
1946 : ENIAC --
1946 : Stellar Nucleosynthesis --
1947 : Hologram --
1947 : Photosynthesis --
1947 : Transistor --
1948 : Information Theory --
1948 : Quantum Electrodynamics --
1948 : Randomized Controlled Trials --
1949 : Radiocarbon Dating --
1949 : Time Travel --
1950 : Chess Computer --
1950 : Fermi Paradox --
1951 : HeLa Cells --
1952 : Cellular Automata --
1952 : Miller-Urey Experiment --
1953 : DNA Structure --
1955 : Atomic Clocks --
1955 : Birth-Control Pill --
1955 : Placebo Effect --
1955 : Ribosomes --
1956 : Parallel Universes --
1957 : Antidepressant Medications --
1957 : Space Satellite --
1958 : Central Dogma of Molecular Biology --
1958 : Integrated Circuit --
1959 : Structure of Antibodies --
1960 : Laser --
1961 : Cracking the Genetic Code for Protein Biosynthesis --
1961 : First Humans in Space --
1961 : Green Revolution --
1961 : Standard Model --
1963 : Chaos and the Butterfly Effect --
1963 : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy --
1964 : Brain Lateralization --
1964 : Quarks --
1965 : Cosmic Microwave Background --
1966 : Dynamic RAM --
1967 : Endosymbiont Theory --
1967 : Heart Transplant --
1967 : Saturn V Rocket --
1969 : ARPANET --
1969 : First on the Moon --
1972 : Genetic Engineering --
1975 : Feigenbaum Constant --
1975 : Fractals --
1977 : Public-Key Cryptography --
1978 : Theory of Mind --
1979 : Gravitational Lensing --
1980 : Cosmic Inflation --
1981 : Quantum Computers --
1982 : Artificial Heart --
1983 : Epigenetics --
1983 : Polymerase Chain Reaction --
1984 : Telomerase --
1984 : Theory of Everything --
1987 : Mitochondrial --
1990 : Domains of Life --
1990 : Hubble Telescope --
1990 : World Wide Web --
1994 : Global Positioning System (GPS) --
1998 : Dark Energy --
1998 : International Space Station --
2003 : Human Genome Project --
2004 : Spirit and Opportunity on Mats --
2008 : Human Cloning --
2009 : Large Hadron Collider --
2016 : Gene Therapy --
2016 : Gravitational Waves --
2017 : Proof of the Kepler Conjecture.
Series Title: Sterling milestones
Responsibility: edited by Clifford A. Pickover.

Abstract:

"From astronomy to psychology, this beautifully illustrated chronology presents the most important and groundbreaking milestones in science. Award-winning author Cliff Pickover gathers into one fully illustrated volume the most important thinkers and ideas in the history of science. This unique omnibus edition includes 250 thoughtfully selected entries from many of the science-based books in the Sterling Milestones series, including math, physics, medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, psychology, and space. With a new introduction by Pickover explaining how this impressive collection was curated, The Science Book showcases humanity's greatest achievements and provides readers with a sense of wonder at the diversity of scientific discovery."--Publisher's website.

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