The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science, Including the Original Papers

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Praise for Alan Lightman and "A Sense of the Mysterious":
"[Lightman's] love and respect for both science and art permeate these luminous essays."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"There is no better gift for a young, aspiring scientist than this little book of 11 essays, or for that matter for any nonscientist who wants to know what it feels like to be a scientist . . . [Lightman] is a scientist who is a humanist in the noblest sense of the word."
--"The Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"Deeply satisfying.... A remarkably thorough survey of scientific knowledge and advances throughout the 20th century."
--"The Washington Post Book World"
"Lightman's essays on each [great discovery] are entertaining, revealing and absolutely essential."
--"Toronto Star"
"An intriguing mix of the famous and the unfamiliar.... Lightman weaves in biographical sketches of the scientists while deftly unpacking the lines of thought in their breakthrough papers."
--"The Boston Globe"
"Sparks curiosity as to what new doors will soon open - and awe as to how far science has come."
--"San Francisco Chronicle"
Praise for Alan Lightman and "A Sense of the Mysterious":
"[Lightman's] love and respect for both science and art permeate these luminous essays."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"There is no better gift for a young, aspiring scientist than this little book of 11 essays, or for that matter for any nonscientist who wants to know what it feels like to be a scientist . . . [Lightman] is a scientist who is a humanist in the noblest sense of the word."
--"The Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"Engaging. . . . Masterly. . . . Intimate. . . . ÝLightman's¨ enjoyment of the material shines through." -"The Washington Post"
"Lightman's map of 20th century science beautifully conveys the human drama of discovery." -"American Scientist"
"An intriguing mix of the famous and unfamiliar." -"The Boston Globe"
"Lightman's introductions to the discoveries are, collectively, an outstanding primer on the development of science in the twentieth century."-"The Nation"

"Engaging. . . . Masterly. . . . Intimate. . . . [Lightman's] enjoyment of the material shines through." -The Washington Post
"Lightman's map of 20th century science beautifully conveys the human drama of discovery." -American Scientist
"An intriguing mix of the famous and unfamiliar." -The Boston Globe
"Lightman's introductions to the discoveries are, collectively, an outstanding primer on the development of science in the twentieth century."-The Nation

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A critical overview of some of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century examines the impact of each breakthrough, the personalities and human drama involved, and its meaning in terms of the pattern of scientific discovery, drawing on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, McClintock, Pauling, and other notable scientists. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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