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The human side of science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas
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Contributors:
Wynn, Charles M., author.
Harris, Sidney, illustrator.
Published:
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Westbrook Adult Non-Fiction
509 WIG
Description
This lively and humorous book focuses attention on the fact that science is a human enterprise. The reader learns about the foibles and quirks as well as the admirable ingenuity and impressive accomplishments of famous scientists who made some of the greatest discoveries of the past and present. Examples abound- James Watson and Francis Crick formed a legendary partnership that led to the discovery of DNA, but they essentially ignored the contribution of female colleague Rosalind Franklin. Later, in the race to sequence the human genome, Watson criticized J. Craig Venter's technique as a process that "could be run by monkeys." Nikola Tesla once worked for Thomas Edison, but then quit after a dispute about a bonus. Robert Hooke accused Isaac Newton of stealing his ideas about optics. Plato declared that the works of Democritus should be burned. With tongue-in-cheek illustrations by renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of scientific research to shine new light on the all-too-human people who "do" science.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781633881563, 1633881563

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wiggins, A. W., Wynn, C. M., & Harris, S. (2016). The human side of science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and other personal stories behind science's big ideas. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wiggins, Arthur W, Charles M., Wynn and Sidney, Harris. 2016. The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories Behind Science's Big Ideas. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wiggins, Arthur W, Charles M., Wynn and Sidney, Harris, The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories Behind Science's Big Ideas. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wiggins, Arthur W., Charles M. Wynn, and Sidney Harris. The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories Behind Science's Big Ideas. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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