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.

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The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self
The Monster's Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World
The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science
A Short History of Humanity: A New History of Old Europe
Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science
Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self
Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer
Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation
Empire of the Scalpel: The History of Surgery
The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks
The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities
Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Get Well Soon by Jennifer   WrightThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootSpare Parts by Paul CraddockThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeePandora's Lab by Paul A. Offit
Best Science History Books
85 books — 43 voters
The Rape of Europa by Lynn H. NicholasCivil War St. Louis by Louis S. GerteisMetropolis and Hinterland by Neville MorleyNever Call Retreat by Bruce CattonCarthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles
Serious History Books
36 books — 3 voters

Empires of Light by Jill JonnesBenjamin Franklin by Walter IsaacsonElectric Universe by David BodanisThe Grid by Gretchen BakkeThe Grid by Phillip F. Schewe
History of Electricity
72 books — 19 voters

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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
Mario Livio, The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number

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]
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