Nearly everyone knows the names of the great scientists, but how many of us know anything about their work, let alone their private lives? In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists; each book is accessible enough to be read for fun but informative enough to appeal to students of science. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as a dashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why did Charles Darwin wait for decades before going public with his ideas on evolution? How was Marie Curie's great work shaped by her childhood experiences of oppression under the Czars? And what was Edmond Halley, of comet fame, doing as Captain of a King's Ship and later spy for the Crown? We meet a bookbinder's apprentice, an obscure monk, a Victorian gentleman--eventually famous scientists all. An introduction and afterword places each scientist's work in the context of the development of their subject, but in accordance with their true worth, not necessarily in accordance with their place in popular mythology. Engaging, stimulating, and instructive
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Book Description Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New - Shows Very Minor Shelf Wear or Scuffs on Cover Thank you for your business. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000005170
Book Description Constable, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition Thus. 78 pages a new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 057166
Book Description Constable, London, 1997. Soft Cover. Book Condition: ***NEW***. 78pp. ***NEW BOOK*** (SEALED) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 22628/351
Book Description Constable and Robinson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Edmund Halley was something special, his explanation of the orbit of the comet that now bears his name was among his lesser achievements, in a life packed so full of adventure that is it hard to believe it all happened to one man. New paperback copy, may have slight shelf wear, ready for immediate despatch. Bookseller Inventory # 004468