Surprising Stories From The History Of Science: Bizarre accounts on how science is made Ernesto Pérez

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Surprising Stories From The History Of Science: Bizarre accounts on how science is made by Ernesto Pérez
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“Surprising Stories From The History Of Science: Bizarre accounts on how science is made” is a collection of ten articles written in simple language for people interested in little known facts that are not easily found in history books, much less inMore“Surprising Stories From The History Of Science: Bizarre accounts on how science is made” is a collection of ten articles written in simple language for people interested in little known facts that are not easily found in history books, much less in science textbooks.Surprising Stories from the History of Science is more than a simple compilation of short stimulating narratives, because the book also incorporates several critical essays on how science is made.

For example, Edmund Halley, best known for the discovery of the cyclic period of “the comet Halley” is less known for his support for the “hollow earth theory”, which still survives and has many adepts. In addition to that, Halley’s schema of ever smaller spheres below the earth poles was a repetition of Kepler’s geometrical conception of the planetary concentric spheres.Every day we are impacted by planetary and cosmological discoveries- but little is known of a woman that donated her back skin to bind the cover of an astronomy book because of the admiration she felt for the astronomer that taught her this science.How should we teach the concept of the infinite in the simplest possible way?

Georg Cantor made incredible advances when he proved that there is a ladder of ever-increasing infinities, but this idea is not easy to understand nor of interest for every reader. However, Jorge Luis Borges did nearly the same thing as Cantor in a literary short-story titled The Book of Sand.And what do you know about the first burial on the Moon? Yes, in the Moon are the ashes of a human being. NASA participated in that burial, because it was an act of love of his wife.“Surprising Stories From The History Of Science: Bizarre accounts on how science is made” is about people and events that shape the evolution of science.

If those stories and events were more widely-known, people and students would acknowledge science and scientist a little more.



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