A Little History of Science

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William F. Bynum

Narrated By: Jonathan Cowley

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: January 2013

Duration: 9 hours 3 minutes


William Bynum follows the march of science through the centuries, in a lively work that will delight readers of all ages.

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way.

This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes listeners to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With a warm, accessible style, this is a book for young and old to treasure together.


  • Bill I

    An excellent review of history pretty much covers the major events. I gave it a 4 because much of what was covered I was already aware of and was just a review. There were many points and some subjects that I found especially interesting and a great addition to my knowledge and especially to my insight. Narration was kind of hum drum but NOT boring. Little enthusiasm but the reading was well worth the purchase.

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