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Table of Contents

Introduction
Prelude: The Misfit from Vinci
By Leonardo da Vinci
Going inside the Body
By Andreas Vesalius
Galileo and the Telescope
By Galileo Galilei
William Harvey and the Witches
By Geoffrey Keynes
The Hunting Spider
By Robert Hooke, John Evelyn
Early Blood Transfusion
By Henry Oldenburg, Thomas Shadwell
Little Animals in Water
By Antony van Leeuwenhoek
An Apple and Colours
By Isaac Newton and others
The Little Red Mouse and the Field Cricket
By Gilbert White
Two Mice Discover Oxygen
By Joseph Priestley
Discovering Uranus
By Alfred Noyes
The Big Bang and Vegetable Love
By Erasmus Darwin
Taming the Speckled Monster
By Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Edward Jenner
The Menace of Population
By Thomas Malthus
How the Giraffe Got its Neck
By Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Wilbur
Medical Studies, Paris 1821
By Hector Berlioz
The Man with a Lid on his Stomach
By William Beaumont
Those Dreadful Hammers: Lyell and the New Geology
By Charles Lyell
The Discovery of Worrying
By Adam Phillips
Pictures for the Million
By Samuel F. B. Morse, Marc Antoine Gaudin
The Battle of the Ants
By Henry David Thoreau
On a Candle
By Michael Faraday
Heat Death
By John Updike
Adam's Navel
By Stephen Jay Gould
Submarine Gardens of Eden: Devon, 1858-9
By Edmund Gosse
In Praise of Rust
By John Ruskin
The Devil's Chaplain
By Charles Darwin
The Discovery of Prehistory
By Daniel J. Boorstin
Chains and Rings: Kekule's Dreams
By August Kekule
On a Piece of Chalk
By T. H. Huxley
Siberia Breeds a Prophet
By Bernard Jaffe
Socialism and Bacteria
By David Bodanis
God and Molecules
By James Clerk Maxwell
Inventing Electric Light
By Francis Jehl
Bird's Custard: The True Story
By Nicholas Kurti
Birth Control: The Diaphragm
By Angus McLaren
Headless Sex: The Praying Mantis
By L. O. Howard
The World as Sculpture
By William James
The Discovery of X-Rays
By Wilhelm Roentgen, H. J. W. Dam and others
No Sun in Paris
By Henri Becquerel
The Colour of Radium
By Eve Curie
The Innocence of Radium
By Lavinia Greenlaw
The Secret of the Mosquito's Stomach
By Ronald Ross
The Poet and the Scientist
By Hugh MacDiarmid
Wasps, Moths and Fossils
By Jean-Henri Fabre
The Massacre of the Males
By Maurice Maeterlinck
Freud on Perversion
By Sigmund Freud, W. H. Auden
Kitty Hawk
By Orville Wright
A Cuckoo in a Robin's Nest
By W. H. Hudson
Was the World Made for Man?
By Mark Twain
Drawing the Nerves
By Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Discovering the Nucleus
By C. P. Snow
Death of a Naturalist
By W. N. P. Barbellion
Relating Relativity
By Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, A. S. Eddington and others
Uncertainty and Other Worlds
By F. W. Bridgman and others
Quantum Mechanics: Mines and Machine-Guns
By Max Born
Why Light Travels in Straight Lines
By Peter Atkins
Puzzle Interest
By William Empson
Submarine Blue
By William Beebe
Sea-Cucumbers
By John Steinbeck
Telling the Workers about Science
By J. B. S. Haldane
The Making of the Eye
By Charles Sherrington
Green Mould in the Wind
By Sarah R. Reidman, Elton T. Gustafson
In the Black Squash Court: The First Atomic Pile
By Laura Fermi
A Death and the Bomb
By Richard Feynman
The Story of a Carbon Atom
By Primo Levi
Tides
By Rachel Carson
The Hot, Mobile Earth
By Charles Officer, Jake Page
The Poet and the Surgeon
By James Kirkup, Dannie Abse
Enter Love and Enter Death
By Joseph Wood Krutch
In the Primeval Swamp
By Jacquetta Hawkes
Krakatau: The Aftermath
By Edward O. Wilson
Gorillas
By George Schaller
Toads
By George Orwell
Russian Butterflies
By Vladimir Nabokov
Discovering a Medieval Louse
By John Steinbeck
The Gecko's Belly
By Italo Calvino
On the Moon
By Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
Gravity
By John Frederick Nims
Otto Frisch Explains Atomic Particles
By Otto Frisch, Murray Gell-Mann, John Updike
From Stardust to Flesh
By Nigel Calder, Ted Hughes
Black Holes
By Isaac Asimov
The Fall-Out Planet
By J. E. Lovelock
Galactic Diary of an Edwardian Lady
By Edward Larrissy
The Light of Common Day
By Arthur C. Clarke
Can We Know the Universe? Reflections on a Grain of Salt
By Carl Sagan
Brain Size
By Anthony Smith
On Not Discovering
By Ruth Benedict
Negative Predictions
By Peter Medawar
Clever Animals
By Lewis Thomas
Great Fakes of Science
By Martin Gardner
Unnatural Nature
By Lewis Wolpert
Rags, Dolls and Teddy Bears
By D. W. Winnicott
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
By Oliver Sacks
Seeing the Atoms in Crystals
By Lewis Wolpert, Dorothy Hodgkin
The Plan of Living Things
By Francis Crick
Willow Seeds and the Encyclopaedia Britannica
By Richard Dawkins
Shedding Life
By Miroslav Holub
The Greenhouse Effect: An Alternative View
By Freeman Dyson
Fractals, Chaos and Strange Attractors
By Caroline Series, Paul Davies, Tom Stoppard, Robert May
The Language of the Genes
By Steve Jones
The Good Earth is Dying
By Isaac Asimov
Acknowledgements
Index of Names

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