MAN AND ASTRONOMER MEMORIES OF SIR DAVID GILL, ASTRONOMER 1879-1907 AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY GEORGE FORBES, F.R.S. t WITH PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1916 - - PREFACE - SHORTLY before his de
In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty nine years old, a
gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his "big book on species" still lay on his desk ...
On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. It was
the day when a man who grew up on a farm without electricity announced, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." But the world never ...
As a student in Cambridge, Alan Hodgkin first became interested
in the basis of nerve conduction, using single nerve fibers from a shore crab in his experiments. In 1963, he won the Nobel prize for his work on nerve ...