The Scientists

Paperback $17.95

Aug 10, 2004 | 672 Pages

  • Paperback $17.95

    Aug 10, 2004 | 672 Pages

Praise

Praise for The Scientists

“Essential reading…tells the story of science as a sequence of witty, information-packed tales…complete with humanizing asides, glimpses of the scientist’s personal life and amusing anecdotes.”
—London Sunday Times, Books of the Year

“Excels at making complex science intelligible to the general reader…If you’re looking for a book that captures the personal drama and achievement of science, then look no further.”—The Guardian

“Gripping and entertaining…wonderfully and pleasurably accessible… Much of the history of science reads like a detective story, which in the hands of a skilled narrator like Gribbin makes the description of each new advance appear as an illumination.”—The Independent on Sunday

“Tremendous…moves me to bestow a reviewer’s cliché I long ago vowed never to use: a tour de force.”
—The Spectator

“A splendid book…exposes the factual roots of some of science’s well-known tales (for example, Galileo never dropped weights of different sizes from Pisa’s leaning tower).”—The Economist

“A magnificent history…enormously entertaining.”—The Daily Telegraph


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