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Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything Hardcover – 17 May 2012

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head; 1st Edition edition (17 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847921728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847921727
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 805,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Philip Ball, like Levi, displays a polymath’s enthusiasm for knowledge of all kinds, and writes of science with humility and intelligent generosity" (Ian Thomson Telegraph)

"Ball’s fascinating book revels not just in the experiments of these early scientists, but also in their humanity, foibles and passions" (Ian Critchley Sunday Times)

"The overarching story here of how astrology gave way to chemistry and how magic gave way to science is a fascinating one" (Doug Johnstone Scotland on Saturday)

"This [is a] wonderfully nuanced and wise study of the scientific revolution" (Peter Forbes Guardian)

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A tour through the history of human curiosity - from its original condemnation as sin, blossoming through the lives of Galileo and Newton, to its current role central to modern society.

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