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Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

Don S. Lemons


Drawing Physics is a collection of 51 essays each one organized around a simple, informative, line drawing that conveys a key idea in the history of physics. The essays, each approximately 1000 words long, are chronologically ordered from Thales, who around 600 BCE explained and used the principles of triangulation, to Peter Higgs, who received the Nobel Prize in 2012 for his prediction of the Higgs boson. The essays expand on the science conveyed in each drawing and place that science in a broader cultural context. The essays are grouped into five sections: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Early Moder ... More

Keywords: Physics, history of science, intellectual history, popular physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035903
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Don S. Lemons, author
Bethel College

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