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COME SEE THE EARTH TURN: The Story of Léon Foucault

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Slow in school but gifted as a craftsman, in 1851 Foucault was the first to find a way to demonstrate the earth's spin on its axis, using a pendulum. Mortensen invites young readers into this French scientist's life with a quick description of his childhood difficulties, but the focus of this enjoyable story is the "beautiful experiment" for which he's noted. The author describes earlier efforts ... Read full review

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