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Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything

Philip Ball
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226045795 (cloth : alkaline paper), 022604579X (cloth : alkaline paper), 9780226045825 (e-book)
Contents
  • Old questions
  • The academies of secrets
  • The theatre of curiosity
  • The hunt of Pan
  • Professors of everything
  • More things in Heaven and Earth
  • Cosmic disharmonies
  • The first men in the moon
  • Nature free and bound
  • On the head of a pin
  • The light of nature
  • Chasing elephants
  • Professional virtuosi, or curiosity served cold.
Description
viii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Originally published by Bodley Head, 2012.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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