Alberto Martinez - Science Secrets

Associate professor of History at UT ALBERTO MARTINEZ will speak about and sign his new book, Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths.

Was Darwin really inspired by Galápagos finches? Did Einstein’s wife secretly contribute to his theories? Did Franklin fly a kite in a thunderstorm? Did a falling apple lead Newton to universal gravity? Did Galileo drop objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did Einstein really believe in God? Science Secrets answers these questions and many others. It is a unique study of how myths evolve in the history of science. The book includes new findings related to the Copernican revolution, alchemy, Pythagoras, young Einstein, and other events and figures in the history of science.

Alberto A. Martínez is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Kinematics: The Lost Origins of Einstein's Relativity and Negative Math: How Mathematical Rules Can Be Positively Bent.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
$24.95
ISBN: 9780822944072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - May 29th, 2011

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