50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History
Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question of heliocentrism, but did you know that he 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!) In Eureka! John Grant offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists, focusing not just on the ideas and breakthroughs that made them so important but also on their lives and their various… quirks.
“[A] rich and lively history of scientific innovation. “–Publishers Weekly
“The author realizes [his subjects] with vivacity, lucidly describing their significant achievements and also drawing connections.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This is a comprehensive collective biography of the most formative people in human intellectual history, each selected because without their personal contributions the modern world would not exists as readers know it. . . bring[s] a relatability to these highly intelligent people that will keep readers engaged.”–Booklist