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EDWARD DOLNICK

August 19, 2021

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Note: Edward Dolnick is the author of The Forger's Spell, Down the Great Unknown, and the Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

Dolnick is also the author of the following two very important history of science books which should be read throughout the Humanist Galaxy of curious intelligent thinkers:

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BOOK #1
SEEDS OF LIFE:
From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Shark's Teeth
to Frog's Pants, the Long and Strange Quest
to Discover Where Babies Come From

by Edward Dolnick.
Basic Books, 2017
(i-ix, 309 pages)
    "This science history book is the remarkable and rollicking story of how a series of blundering geniuses and brilliant amateurs struggled for two centuries to discover where, exactly, babies come from. Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life were a colossal mystery. The book explains why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes. It presents our greatest pioneer scientists struggling-against their perceptions, their religious beliefs, and their deep-seated prejudices to discover from where we have come." (Paraphrased by webmaster from publisher's blurb)
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BOOK #2
CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE:
Isaac Newton, the Royal Society,
and the Birth of the Modern World

by Edward Dolnick.
Harper/HarperCollins, 2011
(i-xviii, 378 pages, including
15 pages of illustrations, some in color)
    "The book is the fascinating and compelling story of the bewildered geniuses of the Royal Society, the men who made the modern world. Dolnick is the NY Times bestselling author who has written the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses Isaac Newton chief among them invented science and remade our understanding of the world." (Paraphrased slightly by webmaster from publisher's summary)
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BOOK #1:
SEEDS OF LIFE:
From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Shark's Teeth
to Frog's Pants, the Long and Strange Quest
to Discover Where Babies Come From


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BOOK #2:
CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE:
Isaac Newton, the Royal Society,
and the Birth of the Modern World


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