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Curiosity : how science became interested in everything

Ball, Philip 1962- (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library Q 125 .B35 2013 30775305464951 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780226045795 (cloth : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 022604579X (cloth : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 9780226045825 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.

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General Note:
Originally published by Bodley Head, 2012.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-453) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: Explores the evolution of curiosity from stigma to scientific stimulus through a look at the inventions and discoveries made between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and details how curiosity functions in science today.
Subject: Science History Popular works
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