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Published: 27 May 2004

400 Pages | numerous halftones & figures


ISBN: 9780198609414

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Galileo's Finger

The Ten Great Ideas of Science

Peter Atkins

  • A Sunday Times bestseller, now available in paperback
  • A brilliant account of the central ideas of science, by one of our greatest science communicators
  • Written in an accessible and enjoyable style, so that even the most complicated ideas can be understood by non-scientists
  • Illustrated throughout with detailed and explanatory figures, designed and drawn by the author
  • Wide ranging: covers all of science in a grand sweep
  • Insightful: Peter Atkins illustrates the power of the scientific method, and shows how simple ideas can have enormous consequences