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AUTHOR: Dr John W Maltby
A Brief History of Science
A Brief History of Science
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Until Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time, the reading public had reserved such books for the classroom. Nine million copies later, the world woke up to the fact that science can be interesting and enjoyable, even fascinating. And so Dr John W. Maltby in writing a Brief History of Science, hopes to provide readers with a book that provides a challenging but enjoyable look at the scientific world. But rather than looking from the present to the future, as Hawking has done, this new book looks back at the scientists who in history have made the scientific world what it is today.

For many years as a GP in Devon, J. W. Maltby has aimed his book at all those who are looking for a brief guide to Who’s Who in the world of science, providing an outline of their contribution to scientific development. Taking each of the major disciplines, Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics, Philosophy etc. the reader is taken on an amazing journey from earliest times through to the present day.

A Brief History of Science is no dull textbook. Throughout, the author provides a personal commentary on the character and motivation of individual scientists – revealing their faults and mistakes along with their triumphs. Indeed a final section of the book is devoted to hoaxes and frauds perpetrated by scientists, often in desperate pursuit of personal recognition. Here science becomes fiction as the world is momentarily tricked into believing that nuclear energy could be produced at room temperature (Cold Fusion), or that man’s earliest remains were discovered in England (actually a hoax orang-utan’s skull).

A boon to students, and a brisk and enjoyable way for all of us to brush up on a subject that has passed many of us by, who knows, A Brief History of Science, may yet follow in the footsteps of Professor Hawking’s famous multi-million selling tome!

ISBN 11841143235, hardback, 220x145mm, 200 pages.

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