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Vivid, readable, and accurate, these tales of landmark scientific inquiries include Aristotle's work on the embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on the nature of colors, and 17 others. Each experiment is appraised and analyzed in the light of subsequent events.
Reprint of the Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1981 edition.
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