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(Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science.pdf) In struggling self taught physicist L on Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panth on in Paris By tracking a pendulum s path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall Foucault offered the first definitive proof before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society including the future emperor Napoleon III that the earth revolves on its axis br br Through careful primary research world renowned author Amir Aczel has revealed the life of a gifted physicist who had almost no formal education in science and yet managed to succeed despite the adversity he suffered at the hands of his peers The range and breadth of Foucault s discoveries is astonishing He gave us the modern electric compass devised an electric microscope invented photographic technology and made remarkable deductions about color theory heat waves and the speed of light Yet until now so little has been known about his life br br Richly detailed and evocative i Pendulum i tells of the illustrious period in France during the Second Empire of Foucault s relationship with Napoleon III a colorful character in his own right and most notably of the crucial triumph of science over religion br br Dr Aczel has crafted a fascinating narrative based on the life of this most astonishing and largely unrecognized scientist whose findings answered many age old scientific questions and posed new ones that are still relevant todayDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science books for multiple devices.