Eureka!

50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

In "Eureka!" John Grant offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists.

By John Grant Read by Mark Meadows History - Other / Humorous / Science / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 8h 23m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							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!) 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.
Reviews

"A lively parade of cranks, mystics, rebels, obsessives, and geniuses, humble or otherwise, whose discoveries and insights shaped today's science and technology." - Kirkus Reviews

"[Grant uses an] informal, accessible tone...to create a rich and lively history of scientific innovation." - Publishers Weekly