More often than not, we tend to hear about the beauty of science. But what does it really mean? How does something so abstract and with so many different factors can be considered beautiful?
Well, author Philip Ball has taken this question upon himself and has actually come up with an answer. The beauty of science, in this case in specific, of chemistry, relies on the experiments.
Experiments are probably the most fun part of science. Sure, the research and investigation behind it might be fascinating as well, but the enjoyable part, the beauty of it all, resides on the experiments.
Through Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry, author Philip Ball manages to gives us an insight of what is like being a scientist, and how the perception of the world changes once you start to work on a scientific experiment.
Of course, there are way too many experiments about the chemistry field to mention them all in one single book, so the author has only chosen ten of the very best, most intriguing yet beautiful experiments of all times.
Some of them changed the world forever, others are just so unique, so well done, and some are so intriguing, reading about each and every single one of them it’s a whole experience.
Through the book, we are faced with the pressing questions “what does beauty in the science world means?”, we are continually wondering this as we read through the several different experiments.
The author himself does a beautiful job not only telling what the experiments were all about, but also making you feel interested in what you are reading, to the point to slowly, but surely, beginning to see the beauty behind it all.
According to Philip Ball, this beauty can rely on various different factors. Sometimes, an experiment it’s beautiful because of how easy and evident it was, sometimes it’s gorgeous solemnly because of the discoveries made, and sometimes just because the scientist sees it that way.
Regardless of the why, Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry gives you a quick insight of what it is like to research and complete a full-on chemistry experiment, and how the whole process itself really is beautiful.
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