The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

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The Story of Science A guide to where science has come from and why it is so vital. It traces the breakthroughs in various areas of science since the classical times. Full description

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Accompanies a landmark BBC series (6 hour-long episodes, transmitting BBC2 April 2010) Co-written by the presenter of the series, Michael Mosley, an award-winning science producer and journalist, who regularly appears on BBC1's One Show. 2010 is the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society in London, which will be launching a 'Year of Science' throughout the UK. An entertaining and original take on the subject including 'connections' diagrams that highlight the surprising links between science and history.

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Michael Mosley's background is fascinatingly diverse. After studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University, he worked for two years as a banker in the City of London. He then left to study medicine, before becoming a producer and presenter of science programmes for the BBC. Following his work on an award-winning documentary first broadcast in 1994, which revealed a proposed link between Helicobacter pylori and gastric ulcers, the British Medical Association gave Michael a gold award and the title of Medical Journalist of the Year. John Lynch, the Head of Science at the BBC, is an award-winning producer, director and author. As a producer and director he made several television series, covering everything from the eruption of Mount St Helens to the Nobel prize-winning discovery of buckminsterfullerene and the dinosaur-hunting expeditions in the Gobi Desert. He was the executive producer of the BBC's international hit 'Walking With Dinosaurs', netting a BAFTA and an Emmy in the process. He has also written the books Wild Weather, Walking With Cavemen and Earth: The Power Of The Planet, which accompanied their respective BBC television series.

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