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On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists And Their Discoveries From Archimedes To Dna

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Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of the top scientific thinkers of today. Archimedes Galileo Galilei Sir Isaac Newton Antoine Lavoisier Michael Faraday ? Charles Darwin Jules Henri PoincarT Sigmund Freud Marie Curie Albert Einstein Francis Crick James Watson

The story of science is the greatest adventure of the human mind over the last 2,500 y

Published (first published February 18th 1999)
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Kathy  Petersen
On Giants' Shoulders is less a series of biographies than a discussion of the works of these selected scientists. Bragg combines a few facts with what present-day scientists are thinking about those who came before, an intriguing and effective technique.

I often become annoyed at the perceived disjunction between science and religion. I admire science, a stance which does not interfere with my faith in God. I was thus quite pleased with the final sentence of the book: "…in a mere hundred generati
Will Plewa
I found the format very annoying. As much as I enjoyed the content, I doubt I'll return to this book.
Tapani Aulu
Jahas, suositelkaas toista vastaavaa. Näitä vois varmaan luka kymmenen putkeen.
Started September 5, 2009
Reading this for my college Physics class and it's actually an interesting book. It mentioned Doctor Who, it must be good.

...I never got through it and it is lost in the stacks. But, got an A in the course anyway. :D


Found the book once more and read it through. It was actually pretty fascinating.
Maciej Chojnacki
Bez sensacji, choć pomysł przeplatania własnych uwag fragmentami wywiadów z zaproszonymi naukowcami wart wspomnienia (a właściwie odwrotnie - fragmenty wywiadów są tu przeplatane własnymi uwagami). Napisane poprawnie, aczkolwiek wydaje mi się, że niezbyt wyczerpująco.

Czyta się szybko i dość przyjemnie.
Amazing anecdotes and descriptions about the legends of science.
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Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRSL, FRTS (born 6 October 1939) is an English author, broadcaster and media personality who, aside from his many literary endeavours, is perhaps most recognised for his work on The South Bank Show.

Bragg is a prolific novelist and writer of non-fiction, and has written a number of television and film screenplays. Some of his early television work was in collaboration wit
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