• Title: The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • ISBN: 9780812967883
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Scientists A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors A wonderfully readable account of scienti c development over the past ve hundred years focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists by the bestselling author of In Search of Schr
    A wonderfully readable account of scienti c development over the past ve hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schr dinger s CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they lived and worked He begins with CoA wonderfully readable account of scienti c development over the past ve hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schr dinger s CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they lived and worked He begins with Copernicus, during the Renaissance, when science replaced mysticism as a means of explaining the workings of the world, and he continues through the centuries, creating an unbroken genealogy of not only the greatest but also the obscure names of Western science, a dot to dot line linking amateur to genius, and accidental discovery to brilliant deduction.By focusing on the scientists themselves, Gribbin has written an anecdotal narrative enlivened with stories of personal drama, success and failure A bestselling science writer with an international reputation, Gribbin is among the few authors who could even attempt a work of this magnitude Praised as a sequence of witty, information packed tales and a terri c read by The Times upon its recent British publication, The Scientists breathes new life into such venerable icons as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Linus Pauling, as well as lesser lights whose stories have been undeservedly neglected Filled with pioneers, visionaries, eccentrics and madmen, this is the history of science as it has never been told before.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. لا أستطيع إخفاء إعجابي بأسلوب الكاتب في عرضه لتاريخ العلم بأسلوب بسيط ومباشر يخلو من التعقيد والعجيب أن القائمين على عالم المعرفة قد كتبوا هذا الكلام في التعريف بالمؤلف (من أعظم وأشهر كتاب العلم بأسلوب روائي شائق وبسيط)، لا أريد أن أكثر من الثناء على الكتاب فالإنسان يحكم بنا [...]

    2. يستعرض الكتاب تاريخ العلم من خلال السير الذاتية للعلماء خلال الحقبة المتوسطة، ثم خلال الحقبة الحديثة يخف الحديث قليلا عن السير الذاتية، والأمر راجع إلى أن الانجازات والاختراعات الكبرى في الحقبة الأولى كانت شبه فردية بينما خلال العصر الحديث بدأت تتكون مؤسسات وفرق علمية وبد [...]

    3. Phew! A really great history of science starting with the 15th century and working right up to the present day. Focusing on not just the scientific discoveries but the scientists themselves, this gives a really human feel to the story of science. We get to know a little about everyone's life, from Copernicus to Einstein. Also touching on a bit of the classical Greek period, where philosophy overlapped with science. Gribbin's style of writing is comprehensive without being too much. He acknowledg [...]

    4. I should preface this by saying that I love learning about science, especially chemistry.I wondered at the outset if I would ever finish this book because it contained over 600 pages about the history of science, but I found myself turning pages much faster than expected. Gribbin does a fantastic job of keeping science history interesting by intermingling fascinating tales about the lives of several prominent scientists and squabbles had amongst those great thinkers. He manages to mention almost [...]

    5. I started out loving this book, it gave glimpses into the men who helped form science. When we approached the modern era, a time when some of the scientists discussed are still alive possibly, the tone changed the book stopped being about the people and more only about the science. It was this change that threw me off I suppose there is a valid reason to not continue the quirks to include something like Richard Dawkins has had a propensity to wear short shorts in public places (which I have witn [...]

    6. رائع! رغم أن المتوقع من الكتاب هو التحدث عن تاريخ العلم والإكتشافات العلمية والمنهج العلمي، أجد أن الكاتب ذهب لمنحنى أبعد، إلى الحياة الشخصية لكل عالم ولادته، ظروف معيشته، علاقاته وكيف توصل لإكتشافاته وعلاقته بالمجتمع العلمي، هذه اللفتة كافية جدا لكسر الرتابة عند التحدث ع [...]

    7. جون جريبين فيزيائي في الأصل ودائما ما أشعر بثقة ما في كتابات الفيزيائيين وعادة ما يلفت انتباهي ذلك الفهم الشمولي للعالم الطبيعي عند الفيزيائيين أيضا لديه القدرة على التبسيط بدون الاخلال لم يدخل في التفاصيل العلمية الدقيقة لم يستخدم المعادلات وتجنب الرياضيات رغم اني كنت اح [...]

    8. Magnificent tour-de-force on the development of science as we know it.With one big limitation, which the author duly acknowledges: it doesn't cover advances and breakthroughs in medical science, no matter how stupendous they were. If you want to see how discoveries of vaccination, microbes and viruses, anaesthesia etc fit into a larger context of science development, you better look elsewhere. Names of Jenner, Pasteur, Koch, Flemming and multiple others are found nowhere on its pages. There you [...]

    9. A history of science told in many lives - each chapter focusing on one aspect of the history of science, with the chapter itself being a chronologically ordered story of scientific lives. In that aspect, it's very much like Bell's Men Of Mathematics (GR link, my review), not only is The Scientists structured similarly, the humorous tone and fun anecdotes are similar too:Henry was painfully shy and hardly ever went out except to scientific gatherings - even at these, latecomers sometimes found hi [...]

    10. You'd want to get this book for your kid. Along with Carl Sagan's Cosmos and both TV adaptations. Because science, properly taught or written about, can be very exciting for a kid to learn. This is the story of all its wonders told by bios of the people who invented and discovered them. 400 years of science are elegantly compacted into this synthesis, but Gribbin writes with such ease and clarity, with all the pleasures of narrative history, that you don't notice you're learning science. Not the [...]

    11. عملٌ قيمٌ للغاية ليس لمضمونه القوى وحسب بل هو كذلك أيضا لما فى أسلوبه من تميز واختلاف , فهو يعرض فى أسلوب تاريخى أدبى ممتع لعمرِ طويلِ من تاريخ تطور وصناعة العلم , بشكل ينال إعجاب واهتمام القارئ المتخصص وغير المتخصص على السواء. الكتاب يولى اهتماما كبيرا بالتأكيد على أن كل ما أ [...]

    12. هذا الكتاب بجزأيه هو تأريخ رائع وبديع لمسيرة العقل البشري في طريق العلم والتكنولوجيا. ويمثل مع كتاب "برتراند راسل" المعنون (حكمة الغرب) توثيق رائع لمسيرة العقل والتفكير البشري (الغربي) . ولأنّ الثاني أغفل المسلمين والأوّل بدأ من بعدهم، فقد لزم هذه الأمّة توثيق تاريخها الفكري [...]

    13. Overview books are tricky, and most fail. Many things have happened, y'know? And a book that includes a great deal of them often turns intowell, into a list of things that have happened. This is why all textbooks suck.So one has to pick and choose, and the choice necessarily creates a perspective. You've picked up these select threads, which leaves you inevitably with that picture. And the trick in writing a good overview book is to end up with a picture that's interesting, compelling, and most [...]

    14. الكتاب ليس كعنوانه:هو يقدم-كما يقول الكاتب في مقدمته- تاريخ العلم في أوروبا، وتحديداً ابتدآءاً من عصر النهضة.أسلوب الكاتب في سرد القصص جميل جداً، يجعلك تتصل بالعالِم المذكورة قصته بصورة أوثق، ويجعل تقبلك لأفكاره والحديث عن انجازاته العلميّة أوضح بالنسبة لك، جميل ذلك بالرغم [...]

    15. Phew! I was suffering from some serious scientific history fatigue towards the end of this book.Gribbin has produced a very interesting book here. The absence of the more obscure characters in the history of science or the lack of detail about them was disappointing as was the strong focus on physics but even so this book was enjoyable. Gribbin sums up scientific discoveries and theories well and provides the reader with interesting details about well known scientific figures. There are a lot of [...]

    16. This book manages to accomplish the not insignificant feat of taking material which is intrinsically fascinating, feeding it into a kind of death-prose generating machine, and regurgitating it as what feels like a single 600-page long indigestible eructation (to mix my digestive metaphors).Shame on you, John Gribbin! In producing this ill-gotten lumpen-tour, which manages to leach all the interest out of what should be a fascinating magical mystery-tour, all you have managed to illuminate are th [...]

    17. كتاب ممتع يسرد تطور العلم بطريقه دراميه دون ان تشعر باي مللبالنسبه لي شخصيا نزع الكتاب الهاله المقدسه حول العلم والعلماء فالعلم هو عميه تراكميه عبر اجيال مختلفه عبر فروض اغلبها يكون خاطىء يتبعها استدراك وتصحيح اغفل الكتاب نهائيا اى ذكر لدور العلماء العرب والسلمين

    18. Excellent history of science told through the life of scientists. Gribbin has just the right touch of snark, and his own training as a scientist gives him a unique perspective.

    19. كيف تحكي قصة العلم و العلماء بشكل شيق و جذاب يمزج بين العلم و بعضا من السياسة و الحياة و الشخصية و التطور الانساني

    20. كتاب في غاية المتعة بأسلوبه الروائي يضعك أمام رؤية شامله لتطور العلم والمنهج العلمي والتجريبي في أسلوب أخاذ

    21. High 4. This exceptional work tackles such a broad subject while maintaining absolute clarity of subject matter for the general reader. The author explains his choice of starting point at 1543 as marking both landmark publications in the fields of astronomy and biology respectively of Copernicus’ ‘On the Revolution of Celestial Bodies’, and Andreas Vesalius’ ‘On the Structure of the Human Body’. Copernicus revolutionised astronomy by proposing an alternative to the geocentric Ptolema [...]

    22. A quick-moving description of science and scientists from Out of the Dark Ages to Outer Space. Engaging personal stories about many prominent and lessor-known but important scientists. Readers are treated to a wonderful ride through history of science to today. I enjoyed it much and recommend it to those who are curious about how sciences came about and evolved.

    23. An ambitious overview of science since the middle ages. If you can make it to the end, you'll be happy you did (and happy that you're done). Mr. Gribbin's writing is crisp and precise, but at times the material is dry and it can be slightly complex.

    24. This book is similar in some respects to Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy which takes the reader on a tour of the great philosophers from Aristotle to Kant, Locke and Voltaire. In this case the journey is from Ptolemy, Copernicus and Gallileo to Einstein and Feynman with a lot of stops in between.At times the author delves a little deeper into the personal history of some of the scientists than was necessary for this reader. And being British and understandably writing primar [...]

    25. The Scientists is a fantastic book describing the history of Western science through the lives of many well known and even more lesser know scientists. The book is grouped chronologically into five parts, each of which is further divided into chapters by scientific discipline. I appreciated this format because it preserved the overall historical arc while organizing the development of various fields into coherent stories. The chapters are rather long and packed with information – this is defin [...]

    26. قسّم المؤلف عمله إلى 5 أقسام رئيسية أطلق على كل قسم اسم كتاب، وكل كتاب يشمل عدد فصول مغطيا الفترة من عام 1543م وحتى عام 2001م.الكتاب الأول (الخروج من عصور الظلام)، فصله الأول (رجال عصر النهضة) يتحدث عن جهود كوبرنيكس حول مركزية الشمس وكتابه (عن دوران الاجسام السماوية) ويعرج على قضية [...]

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