By John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Approximately we all know the names of the nice scientists, yet how many people understand whatever approximately their paintings, not to mention their inner most lives? during this easy-to-read sequence, eminent technological know-how writers John and Mary Gribbin examine the lives and paintings of 8 significant scientists; each one publication is on the market adequate to be learn for enjoyable yet informative sufficient to attract scholars of technological know-how. the long-lasting Albert Einstein emerges as a speeding women' guy and the best scientist of his time; yet why did Charles Darwin look ahead to many years earlier than going public together with his principles on evolution? How was once Marie Curie's nice paintings formed via her youth stories of oppression below the Czars? And what was once Edmond Halley, of comet popularity, doing as Captain of a King's send and later undercover agent for the Crown? We meet a bookbinder's apprentice, an imprecise monk, a Victorian gentleman--eventually well-known scientists all. An advent and afterword areas every one scientist's paintings within the context of the improvement in their topic, yet according to their real worthy, now not inevitably in keeping with their position in renowned mythology. attractive, stimulating, and instructive
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