Great Feuds in Technology: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

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Wiley, Jan 19, 2004 - Science - 248 pages
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Praise for Great Feuds in Science

"Unusual insight into the development of science . . . I was excited by this book and enthusiastically recommend it to general as well as scientific audiences."
–American Scientist

"Hellman has assembled a series of entertaining tales. . . . many fine examples of heady invective without parallel in our time."
–Nature

"An entertaining and informative account of the unusual personalities and sometimes bitter rivalries of some of the world’s greatest scientific minds."
–Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating new book which details some of the most famous disputes of the ages."
–Courier Mail

"Dry science history turns into entertaining reading without sacrificing historical accuracy."
–The Christchurch Press

"Great Feuds in Science is wonderful history, as the reader learns how scientists had to fight with religious leaders and other scientists to get their work recognized, accepted, and even get the credit for it!"
–Bookviews

Praise for Great Feuds in Medicine

"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here."
–The New York Times

"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."
–American Scientist

"[A] solid introduction to the history of medicine."
–Kirkus Reviews

"Stimulating."
–Journal of the American Medical Association

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About the author (2004)

HAL HELLMAN is the author of Great Feuds in Science and Great Feuds in Medicine, and numerous other books. He has published articles in the New York Times, Omni, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, and Geo. He has taught science writing at New York University and has been a writing instructor at Fordham and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.

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