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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science - Aczel, Amir D, PhD
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He was neither a mathematician nor a trained physicist and yet L???on Foucault always knew that a mysterious force of nature was among us. Like Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, and others before him, Foucault sensed a dramatic relationship between the rotating skies above and the seemingly motionless ground beneath our feet. But it wasn't until 1851 -- in Paris, inside the Panth???on, and in the company of fellow amateur scientist Napoleon III -- that Foucault swung a pendulum and demonstrated an extraordinary truth about the ...

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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science 2004, Washington Square Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780743464796

Trade paperback

Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science 2003, Atria Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780743464789

Hardcover