Johnson, George - The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments - ( Item 129430 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Michael Brooks. Quarter-bound in buckram with Modigliani paper sides. Set in Iowan Oldstyle. 184 pages with a number of integrated illustrations. 16 pages of colour and black & white plates. Book size: 9 × 5¾ ins. 'Until very recently the most earthshaking science came from individual pairs of hands. From a single mind confronting the unknown.' George Johnson's superb science book, first published in 2008, is an exploration less of the scientist who stands behind a discovery, than the method which led to it. Experiments are the crucial steps in the scientific method, enabling us to decide between competing hypotheses to prove our conjectures. Johnson selects ten experiments that posed questions to the universe and found answers. Each is designed with such elegant simplicity that it deserves the term 'beautiful'. Albert Einstein insisted that popular science writing is essential because, 'Restricting the body of knowledge to a small group deadens the philosophical spirit of a people and leads to spiritual poverty.' Written with zest, clarity and a passion for the genius behind each discovery, Johnson's book is a source of inspiration and pleasure for all readers. Lavishly illustrated and containing a new introduction from fellow science writer Michael Brooks, this book makes the perfect introduction to ten defining moments in human intellectual discovery.
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