CAT IN THE BOX: A History Of Science In 100 Experiments by JOHN GRIBBINCAT IN THE BOX: A History Of Science In 100 Experiments by JOHN GRIBBIN

CAT IN THE BOX: A History Of Science In 100 Experiments


Hardcover | July 15, 2019

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In The Cat in the Box, prolific science writers John and Mary Gribbin distill the fascinating and oddball history of scientific innovation into a hundred world-changing experiments.

All science is based on curiosity, hypothesis, experimentation, and analysis. This basic formula has been in place for thousands of years, and has led to some of humankind's greatest achievements. From modern feats like cracking the human genome and using gravitational waves to detect a new kind of nova, to harnessing the power of rivers to power mills, it leads back to initial kernels of curiosity and testing.

Renowned science writing duo, John and Mary Gribbin, retell the enlightening, fascinating, and often oddball stories of scientific innovation through the ages in their new book, The Cat in the Box. The tradition of curiosity, experimentation, analysis is rarely a straight road, and you will not believe some of the incredible stories the Gribbins' pull from labs and workshops from around the world.
John Gribbin got his PhD from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (then under the leadership of Fred Hoyle), before working as a science journalist for Nature and later New Scientist. His wife Mary is a teacher with a special gift for communicating difficult concepts. They have co-written several titles for adults and children. Joh...
Title:CAT IN THE BOX: A History Of Science In 100 ExperimentsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7.75 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2019Publisher:Race Point PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631064150

ISBN - 13:9781631064159


Editorial Reviews

"Each chapter is well illustrated, giving the reader a strong visual sense of the experiment that enhances the text. This inexpensive work is an excellent introduction to the nature of science and scientific inquiry and will be a good addition to any library collection."
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