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Offline Chairslinger

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Re: Looking for good history books.
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 10:13:18 PM »
I'll also recommend A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Though, as was mentioned, the title of the book is somewhat of a joke since it's wide ranging but not so much history as the history of science(which is a very fascinating read all it's own, but don't go in expecting to learn much about cultures or anything like that).

It's very cool to hear about some of the creative ways in which scientists figured things out. I think I actually got through all of high school without really understanding the orderliness of the Periodic Table(and why elements were predicted before discovered) and Bryson's book is what really made it click for me.

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Re: Looking for good history books.
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2015, 11:52:47 PM »
I think I actually got through all of high school without really understanding the orderliness of the Periodic Table(and why elements were predicted before discovered) and Bryson's book is what really made it click for me.
That's a real shame, the periodic table is one of greatest ways to explain science and the scientific method. 

 

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