vii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Q125 .A35 2002
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Thales and natural causation Anaximander orders the cosmos Pythagoras numbers the cosmos Atoms and the void Aristotle and the birth of biology Aristarchus, the forgotten Copernicus Archimedes's physics Ibn al-Haitham illuminates vision Copernicus moves the earth Galileo discovers the skies Kepler solves the planetary puzzle Van Leeuwenhoek explores the microcosm Newton: gravity and light A breath of fresh air Humphry Davy, intoxicated with discovery Visionaries of the computer Darwin's great truth A genius in the garden Mendeleev charts the elements In the realm of radioactivity Planck's quantum leap Wired on wireless Rutherford dissects the atom Einstein: matter, energy, space, and time Wegener sets the continents adrift Hubble's expanding universe Out of Africa Fermi and the fire of the gods McClintock's chromosomes A bit of genius The dynamic duo of DNA Echoes of creation We are not what we seem Planetary pioneers After Dolly, life will never be the same.