Come See the Earth Turn: The Story of Léon Foucault
A sickly child, a poor student, and a medical school dropout, Léon Foucault seemed an unlikely candidate for greatness. But his ingenious experiment—simple, beautiful, and stunningly original—changed how we see the world.
Scientists knew that the earth turned on its axis. But how could they prove it? Countless experiments had been tried . . . and had failed. Then, one historic day in Paris, Léon Foucault gave a magnificent demonstration that offered the proof everyone had been looking for.
Discover the improbable story of the man behind the famous Foucault's Pendulum.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiguelPut - LibraryThing
Inspiring enough that A. wanted to understand the main question the book never answers: "how did the people know the earth was turning." It would have been a perfect book if it offered an explanation or even an Appendix with an experiment. Read full review
COME SEE THE EARTH TURN: The Story of Léon FoucaultUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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 ... Read full review