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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fred Hoyle, The Nature of the Universe (1950)

Second-hand copies of The Nature of the Universe can be located through Amazon or ABE Books, or (with the help of WorldCat) at a nearby library. You can also listen to clips of Hoyle’s popular radio presentations courtesy of the BBC. Go back to the main Story of Science page.

Walter Alvarez, T. rex and the Crater of Doom (1997)

T. rex and the Crater of Doom is under copyright, but the ebook can be purchased for Kindle or Nook, and can be downloaded from Google books. You can also access the original scholarly article, co-authored by Walter Alvarez, his father Luis W. Alvarez, Helen V. Michel, and Frank Asaro, here and here. Go back to the main […]

Robert Hooke, Micrographia (1665)

Read the text (without images) online at Project Gutenberg. Purchase the text with images from Octavo Digital Rare Books. THE MOST SALIENT EXCERPTS (if you don’t want to tackle the whole) Robert Hooke Micrographia THE PREFACE. It is the great prerogative of Mankind above other Creatures, that we are not only able to behold the […]

Galileo Galilei, Dialogue concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632)

Read a condensed version of the Stillman translation online THE MOST SALIENT EXCERPTS (if you don’t want to tackle the whole) Galileo Galilei Dialogue concerning the Two Chief World Systems translated by Stillman Drake   THE FIRST DAY   INTERLOCUTORS   SALVIATI, SAGRFDO, AND SIIMPLICIO   SALVIATI. Yesterday we resolved to meet today and discuss […]