THE WORLD’S GREAT WONDERS
Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases they rote-learnt for their summer job. This book reveals the ingenious engineering and incredible science behind how some of the world’s greatest wonders were built or formed – and little-known facts that lie hidden in their depths.
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100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.
In this fascinating book, Jheni explores 100 of the most forward thinking, far-reaching and downright inspired ideas and inventions in history, each nominated by experts from all fields of science and engineering. With selections from established authorities such as Brian Cox, Patrick Moore, Richard Dawkins and Marcus du Sautoy, Jheni covers topics as diverse as the Big Bang, vaccination, computing, radioactivity, human genomes, the wheel and many more.
Each essay looks at the logic behind these great inventions, discoveries, theories and experiments, studying the circumstances that brought them into being and assessing the impact that they had on the world at large. An intriguing and thought-provoking collection, 100 Ideas that Changed the World offers us a glimpse into the minds behind history’s greatest eureka moments.
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