Ray Spangenburg, Diane K. Moser, "The History of Science from 1895 to 1945"
English | 1994, 2000 | ISBN: 0816027420, 8173711925 | 164 pages | PDF | 12,7 MB
This volume surveys the most significant scientific discoveries of the first part of the twentieth century. This turbulent era which saw two world wars was a time of extraordinary scientific activity. In the life sciences scientists discovered the function of DNA and began to uncover the process by which genetic traits are passed on. Powerful new drugs conquered formerly lethal diseases. The physical sciences were rocked first by the discovery of radioactivity and X-rays and later by the development of the atom bomb. This volume illustrated with vivid photographs outlines the scientific breakthroughs of this period that gave humans tremendous power-and a tremendous responsibility.