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The Resource The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas, Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris

The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas, Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris

Label
The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas
Title
The human side of science
Title remainder
Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas
Statement of responsibility
Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris
Title variation
human side of science
Title variation remainder
Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind sciences big ideas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This lively and humorous book focuses attention on the fact that science is a human enterprise. The reader learns about the foibles and quirks as well as the admirable ingenuity and impressive accomplishments of famous scientists who made some of the greatest discoveries of the past and present
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513126
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiggins, Arthur W
Dewey number
509.2/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q167
LC item number
.W54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wynn, Charles M.
  • Harris, Sidney
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Scientists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas
Label
The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas, Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democritus and Aristotle ponder the existence of atoms -- Aristotle, Aristarchus, Copernicus, and Galileo seek to determine Earth's place in the cosmos -- Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, and Gottfried Leibniz argue about motion and calculus -- The battling Bernoullis and Bernoulli's principle -- Antoine Lavoisier and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) have rival theories about heat -- Mendeleev, Meyer, Moseley, and the birth of the periodic table -- Westinghouse and Tesla vs. Edison : AC/DC titans clash -- Alfred Wegener stands his ground about continental drift -- Albert Einstein, Marcel Grossmann, Mileva Maric and Michele Besso struggle with relativity -- Albert Einstein's struggles continue -- Edwin Hubble and Harlow Shapley clash/cooperate over the universe's size -- Disastrous consequences of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn's discovery of nuclear fission -- Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick determine the structure of DNA -- J. Craig Venter, James Watson, and Michael Hunkapiller race for the human genome -- Ten honorable mention mini-chapters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781633881563
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 946610275
  • (OCoLC)946610275
Label
The human side of science : Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas, Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn Sr. ; cartoon commentary by Sidney Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democritus and Aristotle ponder the existence of atoms -- Aristotle, Aristarchus, Copernicus, and Galileo seek to determine Earth's place in the cosmos -- Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, and Gottfried Leibniz argue about motion and calculus -- The battling Bernoullis and Bernoulli's principle -- Antoine Lavoisier and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) have rival theories about heat -- Mendeleev, Meyer, Moseley, and the birth of the periodic table -- Westinghouse and Tesla vs. Edison : AC/DC titans clash -- Alfred Wegener stands his ground about continental drift -- Albert Einstein, Marcel Grossmann, Mileva Maric and Michele Besso struggle with relativity -- Albert Einstein's struggles continue -- Edwin Hubble and Harlow Shapley clash/cooperate over the universe's size -- Disastrous consequences of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn's discovery of nuclear fission -- Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick determine the structure of DNA -- J. Craig Venter, James Watson, and Michael Hunkapiller race for the human genome -- Ten honorable mention mini-chapters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781633881563
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 946610275
  • (OCoLC)946610275

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