Scientists and Their Discoveries
"Over the last two centuries, scientists have transformed the world with discoveries ranging from tiny subatomic particles to the massive and powerful mechanisms that drive the Earth and the stars. This book looks at the lives and achievements of many of these scientists including Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Harry Hess. It examines their ideas and how they affected society, and it highlights their work - the mixture of experimenet, collaboration and brilliant individual insight that has characterised scientific advance down the ages. To bring the stories of these people to life, 'Scientists and their discovereries' uses a wide variety of documents, including handwritten notebooks, famous books that announced scientific breakthroughs, letters, papers, magazines and biographies." - back cover.
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