A Brief History of Science by J. W. Maltby

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This book is a brief description of the lives, times, ideas, discoveries, trial and tribulations of the principal scientists of their day, from Biblical times to the present. Its aim to provide students and the general reader with an overview of the evolution of science and scientific thought, thus putting modern science into context.

It is also the author's aim to provide an opportunity to laugh at the absurdities of mankind, to weep at the misfortunes of mankind and to rage at the cruelties and injustices of the world.

The author is a retired NHS general practioners and the philosophy contained within this book is a distillation of experience at the sharp end of medical practice.

There is an appendix containing scientific facts and tables, and a comprehensive index thus making the book a useful reference work for all those studying the history of science.





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Hardback with dust jacket