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Na barkach gigantów. Wielcy badacze i ich odkrycia od Archimedesa do DNA.

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„Widziałem dalej dzięki temu, że stałem na barkach gigantów” - oświadczył Izaak Newton w 1675 roku. Zainspirowany tym słynnym powiedzeniem Bragg wytypował dwunastu „gigantów” - od Archimedesa ze starożytnej Grecji po Jamesa Watsona i Francisa Cricka z dwudziestowiecznej Anglii - których nazwiska stanowią swoisty przewodnik po dziejach nauki. W rozmowach przeprowadzanych z ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published 2004 by Prószyński i S-ka (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
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Tatra
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

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Found the book once more and read it through. It was actually pretty fascinating.
Maciej Chojnacki
Sep 14, 2010 Maciej Chojnacki rated it liked it
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.
Shreyas
May 19, 2008 Shreyas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing anecdotes and descriptions about the legends of science.
Bill Porter
It was slightly more than OK, but I got increasingly frustrated by Bragg's reliance on vast and frequent slabs of dialogue from others. The subject matter is terrific, the delivery mediocre.
Tapani Aulu
May 13, 2015 Tapani Aulu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jahas, suositelkaas toista vastaavaa. Näitä vois varmaan luka kymmenen putkeen.
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Aug 25, 2014 Will Plewa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gaveup
I found the format very annoying. As much as I enjoyed the content, I doubt I'll return to this book.
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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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