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The book of science

8700 BCE - 2018 CE

Tom Sharp

Poetry and commentary reflecting milestones of the history of science

Welcome to The book of science. Come here each week to find poetry and commentary on another milestone of the history of science.


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In 1543, Andreas Vesalius published the first modern text on human anatomy.

1543 Human anatomy Andreas Vesalius anatomy

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1543 Heliocentrism Nicolaus Copernicus astronomy
1542 Nonius Pedro Nunes metrology astronomy
1538 Toxicology Paracelsus toxicology
1499 Steganography Johannes Trithemius cryptography
1485 Toxicology Leonardo da Vinci aerodynamics
1450, 1481 Hygrometer Nicolaus de Cusa, Leonardo da Vinci atmospheric sciences
1413 - 1420 Perspective Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Piero della Francesca optics
1202 Fibonacci sequence - Number system Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (Fibonacci) mathematics

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