Eureka!

Eureka!

50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Book - 2016
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Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking--we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people?

Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this "father of modern science" was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they've eaten an owl!)

In Eureka! John Grant - author of Debunk It! , Discarded Science , Spooky Science and many others - offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists. From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding - and how they spent their free time as well.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781942186175
Branch Call Number: J 509.22 Gra
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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VaughanPLDavidB Nov 27, 2018

Our library has this classed as a children's book, but it definitely didn't read that way. Most of the scientists I had already heard of and many of the stories were familiar to me, but some were totally new, which I very much appreciated. However, there were a number of things that I found a b... Read More »


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VaughanPLDavidB Nov 27, 2018

Our library has this classed as a children's book, but it definitely didn't read that way. Most of the scientists I had already heard of and many of the stories were familiar to me, but some were totally new, which I very much appreciated. However, there were a number of things that I found a bit irritating. Firstly, I'm going to punch the next person that says to me, "But, there's more," which the author repeats at the close of every mini-bio. Secondly, I have little or no interest in the pop culture references to these people, and would have preferred that the author save his bibliography for the end of the book.

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