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Defining Moments in Science


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The moments, discoveries and people of the last one hundred years in the scientific world including: Rontgen and X-Rays, Curie and Polonium, quantum theory, Landsteiner and blood types, Marconi's radio signals, Poincare and Chaos theory, Einstein's theory of relativity, dating the Earth, Brownian motion, Walcott's fossils at Burgess Shale Rutherford's gold foil experiment, Plemelj and Fermat's last theorum, Leavitt measures the cosmos, Eddington and stellar evolution, Hubble and the nature of galaxies, the Big Bang theory, Quantum mechanics, Antimatter predicted, the splitting of the atom and much more

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Continuing the series of highly successful Little Black Books series Ideal for all ages, an accessible and fascinating guide to the scientific discoveries of the last century An intelligent guide: fresh and informed writing - completely breaking down the view that science books are dull and difficult. Written by a panel of scientists, academics and science journalists. Illustrated with over 250 full-color pictures to bring the people and discoveries to life.

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Null Hypothesis, the Journal of Unlikely Science is an online science magazine run by Dr Andrew Impey, Dr Mark Steer and Hayley Birch. It attracts the science-loving general public as well as science specialists. The team have secured a column with the Daily Telegraph and a regular slot on BBC Radio Bristol. They also make regular contributions to BBC Radio Five, publish articles online on a broad spectrum of scientific topics, gained over 900 subscribers to its weekly newsletter and produce a monthly podcast, The Unlikely Science Podcast. Dr Andrew Impey and Dr Mark Steer have worked as lecturers at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England, in Conservation and Ecology, and Conservation and Statistics. Mark received a British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) media fellowship and has written science articles for BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph. Hayley Birch is a biology graduate and freelance science writer and recipient of a Wellcome Trust funded Association of British Science Writers bursary for postgraduate science communication studies at UWE.

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