Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £9.49

Save £0.50 (5%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

A Little History of Science (Little Histories) by [Bynum, William]
Kindle App Ad

A Little History of Science (Little Histories) Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£9.49

Length: 271 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now

Product description

Review

'I wish there had been such a book when I was a child. Bill Bynum's Little History of Science may be short but it tells a grand story: all of science lightly placed in ever-changing historical and philosophical contexts, but presented in a single arc from Empedocles to Tim Berners-Lee, Galen to Thomas Hunt Morgan, alchemy to insulin, the steam engine to the particle accelerator. It is a book I will be recommending for many years to come.' --Christopher Potter

'Beginning with the Babylonians and ending with the World Wide Web, Bynum manages to squeeze in nearly every essential scientific idea and discovery while also discussing most major disciplines… I happily confess I learned a lot.' --Andrew Robinson, New Scientist

This freshest entry in Yale s youngster-friendly Little History series covers science from Babylonian astronomy to the Human Genome Project and the Higgs Boson, in a series of lucid short chapters on telescopes, gases, engines, planetary orbits, cells, magnetism, pneumatic chemistry, continental drift and so forth. The author is particularly interesting on the history of medicine (his own field) ... and he shows a gentle tolerant humour throughout. --Steven Poole, The Guardian

About the Author

William F. Bynum is the author or coauthor of several published works, including Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century, Great Discoveries in Medicine, and The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction.

Jonathan Cowley is a British actor whose recording of The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has narrated many audiobooks as well as film trailers and documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1336 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (15 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JBPXU8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?



Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

10 March 2013
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWER
31 August 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
31 January 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
2 October 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
16 July 2013
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
24 October 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
16 January 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
4 December 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?