Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Eureka! 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

EurekaIdgie Says:
A FANTASTIC book for those young science lovers who want to learn more about the scientists who make the great discoveries and inventions throughout the ages.  I would imagine this book could be a big help on a few book reports at school also.

As always, Zest Books does a great job of making the inside of the book look interesting, not just educate.

Zest Books
For Young Adults of All Ages
August 2, 2016

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.