For readers of all ages, this inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It digs beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.
Focusing on the stories of scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Marie Curie and Einstein, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. William Bynum opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas.
With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together.