Published 150 years ago, Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" caused an uproar from the moment it was released on 24th November 1859. This title introduces a new generation of readers to Darwin's groundbreaking treatise.
In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took a giant leap forward. A companion book to the landmark documentary series on BBC TV.
United by the transit of Venus, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? The author paints a portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed.
In this Very Short Introduction Peter Atkins inspires us to look at chemistry through new eyes. Considering the remarkable achievements chemistry has made, he presents a fascinating, clear, and rigorous exploration of the world of chemistry - its structure, core concepts, and contributions to the material comfort and culture of the modern world.
William Harvey's theory of circulation was as controversial in its day as Copernicus' idea that the earth revolved around the sun. This title charts the rise of the yeoman's son who demolished beliefs held by anatomists since Roman times, going on to become arguably the greatest Englishman in the history of science after Darwin & Newton.