Susan Wise Bauer's The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory is organized into parts: the beginning of science, the beginning of the scientific method, and the three major fields: the earth, life, and the cosmos. Focusing on science writing rather than the biographies of scientists through the centuries, this riveting foray into the great works of science is a fantastic way to trace the development of science and the way science has been presented and received. Each chapter recommends one or more classic books and provides an account of the discovery, a sketch of the writer, and an explanation of the main issues and concepts. 320 pages, hardcover.
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