Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas - The Human Side of Science

The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas (2016)

Introduction: Science's Evaluation System

Chapter 1: Democritus and Aristotle Ponder the Existence of Atoms

Chapter 2: Aristotle, Aristarchus, Copernicus, and Galileo Seek to Determine Earth's Place in the Cosmos

Chapter 3: Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, and Gottfried Leibniz Argue about Motion and Calculus

Chapter 4: The Battling Bernoullis and Bernoulli's Principle

Chapter 5: Antoine Lavoisier and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) Have Rival Theories of Heat

Chapter 6: Mendeleev, Meyer, Moseley and the Birth of the Periodic Table

Chapter 7: Westinghouse and Tesla versus Edison—AC/DC Titans Clash

Chapter 8: Alfred Wegener Stands His Ground about Continental Drift

Chapter 9: Part 1: Albert Einstein, Marcel Grossmann, Mileva Marić, and Michele Besso Struggle with Relativity

Chapter 10: Part 2: Albert Einstein's Struggles Continue

Chapter 11: Edwin Hubble and Harlow Shapley Clash/Cooperate over the Universe's Size

Chapter 12: Disastrous Consequences of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn's Discovery of Nuclear Fission

Chapter 13: Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick Determine the Structure of DNA

Chapter 14: J. Craig Venter, James Watson, and Michael Hunkapiller Race for the Human Genome

Chapter 15: Ten Honorable Mention Mini-Chapters

Afterword

Notes

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