Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson

Beauty of Tabletop Science!

A great book that brings out the beauty of Science! The author has picked up the ten most beautiful science experiments - starting with Galileo and ending with Milikan. Though one might argue with the selection, the author's excellent descriptions will more than make up for any differences of opinion.

Compared to most of the current scientific experiments which costs millions of dollars and involve the collaborative efforts of many scientists, these are of the earlier age when most scientists were working alone in their labs. Reading this book, one can enjoy the creativity and hands on work of the previous generation of scientists - very inspiring. I would recommend the book to all those interested in the history of science.

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