Eureka! by John Grant


Eureka! by John Grant

Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this father of modern science 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!) ln Eureka! John Grant - author of Debunk lt!, Discarded Science, Spooky Science and many others - offers fifty vivid portraits of ground-breaking scientists. From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding - and how they spent their free time as well.


[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

About the Author

John Grant
John Grant originally invented Littlenose to entertain his children, but it went on to become a global success. He wrote and illustrated over 13 Littlenose books between 1968 and 1993 (published by Hodder and BBC books).

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224 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2016



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