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The Little Book Of Scientific Principles, Theories, Things Explains Laws, Principles, Equations, Theories And Things That Form The Foundations Of Science It Features All The Great Names In Science, Including Pythagoras, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, And Einstein, As Well As Recent Contributors Such As Rachel Carson, James Lovelock, And Stephen HawkingThis Little Book Presents Serious Science Simply, Answering Questions Like What Is Pythagorean Theorem What Is The Difference Between Circadian Rhythms And The Popular Concept Of Biorhythms What Is Hawking S Black Hole Theory Who Developed The World Wide Web Don t expect to actually learn anything scientific from this book It consists of one page summaries of scientific discoveries over the past 2000 years.What it does do is make you aware of the amazing strides man has made in understanding the world Its beyond imagining the ingenuity these scientists thinkers had in being able to observe the workings of the universe. . A fun and interesting light read The author sums up, as the title says, over 175 scientific principles, theories, and things from the 6th century BC to the 21st century it was published in 2005 I d have given it stars, but I caught a significant error in a subject I know, which makes me wonder whether there are in areas I don t know as well he described the hydrogen isotope tritium as having 2 protons and one neutron He got protons and neutrons backward two protons would make it a different element, helium A pretty important difference I did like the fact that he included some whimsical entries, e.g Murphy s Law and the Tumbling Toast Theory.Again, fun light reading One fact that he didn t specifically note that jumped out in the first part of the book, new discoveries are centuries apart By the end, they were coming almost every year and sometimes several per year, showing the acceleration of scientific knowledge s growth.