The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

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George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression to discover that light moves at the same speed in every direction - these ten dedicated men employed diamonds, dogs, frogs and even their own bodies as they worked to discover the laws of nature and of the universe.

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"Entertaining, finely crafted... there is a feast of fine science writing in this gem of a book" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Johnson's essays balance human interest and scientific wonder in equal measure, making for a delicious succession of vignettes" ( Guardian)

"Johnson's lively book... finds beauty throughout science - even among dead frogs and drooling dogs" ( Scotsman)

"Johnson manages to convey the heart-stopping wonder of discovery" ( Radio 4, Today programme)

"In describing these beautifully simple works of genius, Johnson reveals as much about the corporatist nature of modern science as he does about early research" ( Scotland on Sunday)

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One of the world's finest science journalists tells the story of the ten greatest scientific experiments - which in a moment profoundly changed our understanding of the universe.

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