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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.


New this week

In 1874, Charles C. Barnes invented the rotary vane pump.

1874 Charles C. Barnes mechanics Rotary vane pump

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1772,1796 John Whitehurst, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier mechanics Hydraulic ram
1818 John Leslie thermometry Aethrioscope
1894 Fridtjof Nansen, Shale Niskin oceanography Nansen bottle
1939 Carl-Gustaf Rossby oceanography Rossby wave
1902 Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Fridtjof Nansen oceanography Ekman transport

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