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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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From 100 thousand years ago, cultures used pigments for practical, spiritual, and artistic purposes.

99,000-13,000 BCE Palaeolithic people archaeology Pigment

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1683 Jacob Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler mathematics Euler’s number

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