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The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science / Alan Lightman.

  • Lightman, Alan P., 1948-
[2005], ©2005
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2005], ©2005.

Physical description

xviii, 553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The quantum -- Hormones -- The particle nature of light -- Special relativity -- The nucleus of the atom -- The size of the cosmos -- The arrangement of atoms in solid matter -- The quantum atom -- The means of communication between nerves -- The uncertainty principle -- The chemical bond -- The expansion of the universe -- Antibiotics -- The means of production of energy in living organisms -- Nuclear fission -- The movability of genes -- The structure of DNA -- The structure of proteins -- Radio waves from the big bang -- A unified theory of forces -- Quarks : a tiniest essence of matter -- The creation of altered forms of life.


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    History of Medicine AB.AA9


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