The Britannica Guide to The 100 Most Influential Scientists
A riveting exploration into the ideas that shook the world and persons who exposed them.
When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses that came before him. The history of science is the story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition that have changed the way people see the world, hard work, and arduous calculation in the laboratory. It is a fascinating study of the lives and work of the men and women who have changed the way we look at the world, the universe, and ourselves.
Each entry is up to date, comprehensive, and entertaining, covering every aspect of scientific discovery from the ancient world to the concepts of today, and tomorrow.
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