An illustrated survey of the 100 key discoveries of science across several millennia. In 100 bite-size sections, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs encapsulates the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, the book tells the rich and fascinating story of inspired inventions and how gradual progress and inspired leaps of imagination advanced science.
More than 200 computer-generated images, photographs and illustrations highlight concise text that describes 100 critical junctures in scientific progress. Some of these are The circumference of Earth Algebra Newtons Principle Pi Germ theory X-rays Viruses Chaos theory Relativity Brownian motion Waveparticle duality The computer The double helix The human genome. Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs is proof of our desire to understand the world around us and our determination to find the answers.