85 books — 43 voters
History Of Science
The history of science is the study of the historical development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences.
Best Science History Books
Serious History Books
36 books — 3 voters
Pre-20th Century Science
24 books — 11 voters
Bibliography for A Short History of Nearly Everything
102 books — 2 voters
“ Some of the greatest mathematical minds of all ages, from Pythagoras and Euclid in ancient Greece, through the medieval Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa and the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, to present-day scientific figures such as Oxford physicist Roger Penrose, have spent endless hours over this simple ratio and its properties. But the fascination with the Golden Ratio is not confined just to mathematicians. Biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists ...more ”
“ The fine-structure constant is ubiquitous throughout physics. I’ve already noted its connection to the electromagnetic interaction. In atomic physics, the binding energy, fine-structure splitting, and Lamb shift are all proportional to powers of α. In condensed matter physics, α characterizes Josephson junction oscillations and quantum Hall resistance steps. In addition, α is an important component of our system of fundamental constants. [Physics Today] ”
Discussion about the fascinating stories of our scientific and medical past
[close] Discussion about the fascinating stories of our scientific and medical past
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Welcome to the book club for kids that don't read good. The books covered can be anything (thoug…more
[close] Welcome to the book club for kids that don't read good. The books covered can be anything (though not everything..sorry for the misnomer) we feel like covering, but they may circle around historical fiction, crime and well-known works of fiction. Books and meeting times are decided by the whole group every two months, but discussions can also take place in the forums! The group is public and anyone can join, but be aware that me meet up in person sometimes.
4 members, last active 10 years ago
[close] Let's see what we're all reading
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A choose-your-own adventure. Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is one of those books t…more
[close] A choose-your-own adventure. Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is one of those books that has truly changed the world, but it's just so darn hard to get through. History and context really help, so we're going to read the Origin slowly, while also choosing from a menu of tasty books covering evolutionary ideas before, during and after Darwin's time.
31 members, last active 4 years ago
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