DK Eyewitness Books: Great Scientists: Discover the Pioneers Who Changed the Way We Think About Our World

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Meet the greatest scientific minds in history, from the first woman to win not only one, but two, Nobel Prizes, to the men who discovered the "secret of life." Great Scientists profiles 30 of the most influential scientists throughout history and explores important milestones in science. Each page is brought to life with dozens of full-color images. Discover Einstein's Theory of Relativity, see one of Thomas Edison's early light bulbs, find out why a great French chemist lost his head, and much, much more!

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

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John Farndon lives in London and is the author of over 200 books on a wide range of subjects, including the best-selling Harper Collins Children's Encyclopedia, the Dorling Kindersley Pocket Encyclopedia, How the Earth Works, The Wildlife Atlas, and many more. His specialty is science, and he has been short-listed three times for the Copus Junior Science book prize.

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This title in the familiar, slightly revamped Eyewitness series introduces the work of pioneering scientists, beginning with Aristotle and ending with Stephen Hawking. Women aren't entirely ignored, although only two are among the 30 inclusions, with one or two more briefly identified elsewhere in the text. The design is busy, but never seems crowded. Each two-page spread features an introductory paragraph summarizing a scientist's contribution with a sentence or two of personal information, a time line, and a small picture of the individual. The remainder of the spread is a scattering of sharp photos, extensively captioned in very small type, that aim to establish the historical effect of the scientist's work. The information delivery is hit-and-miss, but Fortey opens the way to some interesting questions (what, for example, were the details of Richard Feynman's accusations against NASA after the 1986 Challenger explosion?). Unfortunately, there are no resources to help readers answer them. As far as piquing interest goes, however, the author's approach works well; it will even attract older readers. A slipcased poster and a CD of clip art are included. Zvirin, Stephanie

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