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How We Know What We Know

How We Know What We Know

Fascinating Stories of Discovery and Invention

Shruthi Rao
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Why did pirates covet maps more than gold?
Does Mars sometimes slip into reverse gear?
Can trees reveal secrets of the past?

There are millions of facts that we know about the world-that the earth is round, that birds migrate and that dinosaurs once roamed the planet.
But how do we know what we know?
Regaling us with tales of remarkable men and women who didn’t rest until they got the answers they sought, Shruthi Rao chronicles the stories behind the discoveries and inventions we take for granted today. This book, in fifty marvellous accounts, tells us of the sense of mystery and wonder that propel scientists to find solutions to the puzzling problems of the world around us.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Jan/2021

ISBN: 9780143449737

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

How We Know What We Know

Fascinating Stories of Discovery and Invention

Shruthi Rao

Why did pirates covet maps more than gold?
Does Mars sometimes slip into reverse gear?
Can trees reveal secrets of the past?

There are millions of facts that we know about the world-that the earth is round, that birds migrate and that dinosaurs once roamed the planet.
But how do we know what we know?
Regaling us with tales of remarkable men and women who didn’t rest until they got the answers they sought, Shruthi Rao chronicles the stories behind the discoveries and inventions we take for granted today. This book, in fifty marvellous accounts, tells us of the sense of mystery and wonder that propel scientists to find solutions to the puzzling problems of the world around us.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Shruthi Rao

Shruthi Rao (http://shruthi-rao.com) has a master's degree in energy engineering, and worked in the IT industry before she started writing. She is the author of 10 Indian Women Who Were the First to Do What They Did (2019, Duckbill), 20 Indians Who Changed the World (2019, Talking Cub), Susie Will Not Speak (2018, Duckbill), Manya Learns to Roar (2017, Duckbill), The Secret Garden (2016, NSI), Avani and the Pea Plant (2016, Pratham), among others. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and loves books, desserts, trees, benches, science and long walks.

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