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Author Martínez, Alberto A

Title Science secrets : the truth about Darwin's finches, Einstein's wife, and other myths / Alberto A. Martínez

Publ Info Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2011]
©2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Prov.  Q173 .M316 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  Q173 .M316 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  Q173 .M316 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  Q173 .M316 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  Q173 .M316 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Galileo and the leaning Tower of Pisa -- Galileo's pythagorean heresy -- Newton's apple and the tree of knowledge -- The stone of the ancients -- Darwin's missing grogs -- Ben Franklin's electric kite -- Coulomb's impossible experiment? -- Thomson, Plum-Pudding, and electrons -- Did Einstein believe in God? -- A myth about the speed of light -- The cult of the quiet wife -- Einstein and the clock towers of Bern -- The secret of Einstein's creativity? -- Eugenics and the myth of equality
Note "This book examines classic popular stories in the history of science. Some of the myths discussed include Franklin's Kite, Newton's Apple, and Thomson's plum pudding model of the atom. Features includes extensive primary source documentation and detailed explanations of how to compare contradictory sources in order to determine which accounts are truly valid"-- Adapted from publisher description
LC subject Science -- History -- Miscellanea
ISBN 9780822944072 (hardback : alk. paper)
0822944073 (hardback : alk. paper)