The Art Of Science: A Natural History Of Ideas

Paperback | October 25, 2012

byRichard Hamblyn

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Hamblyn's book adds enormously to the pleasure that there is in science.' GuardianScience is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge. With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tackle more prosaic questions such as why the sea is salty; they consider the natural beauty of the snowflake and the man-made wonder of the first computer. What links them all is a desire to understand, explain and enrich the world, and the ability to communicate this in original, clear and engaging prose.

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Hamblyn's book adds enormously to the pleasure that there is in science.' GuardianScience is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge. With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tack...

Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Terra: Tales of the Earth, a study of natural disasters, Data Soliloquies, co-written with the digital artist Martin John Callanan, and The Cloud Book, published in association with...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.64 × 8.1 × 1.29 inPublished:October 25, 2012Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330490761

ISBN - 13:9780330490764

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