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Science Secrets: The Truth About Darwin's Finches, Einstein's Wife and Other Myths

Popular Science

By: Alberto A Martinez

University of Pittsburgh Press

Paperback | May 2011 | #191470 | ISBN-13: 9780822944072
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Was Darwin really inspired by Galapagos finches? Did Einstein's wife secretly contribute to his theories? Did Franklin fly a kite in a thunderstorm? Did a falling apple lead Newton to universal gravity? Did Galileo drop objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did Einstein really believe in God? Science Secrets answers these questions and many others. It is a unique study of how myths evolve in the history of science. The book includes new findings related to the Copernican revolution, alchemy, Pythagoras, young Einstein, and other events and figures in the history of science.


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