The Great Scientists: From Euclid to Stephen Hawking

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In full color with striking and informative illustrations and photographs, this is a beautiful and eye-catching book that will stand out on the shelf. Includes familiar names like Galileo Galielei and Albert Einstein, as well as lesser-known scientists such as Dmitri Mendeleyev and Linus Pauling.
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Overview

In full color with striking and informative illustrations and photographs, this is a beautiful and eye-catching book that will stand out on the shelf. Includes familiar names like Galileo Galielei and Albert Einstein, as well as lesser-known scientists such as Dmitri Mendeleyev and Linus Pauling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848376069
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,472,119
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Farndon lives in London and is the author of over 200 books on a wide range of subjects, including the best-selling Harper Collins Children’s Encyclopedia, the Dorling Kindersley Pocket Encyclopedia, How the Earth Works, The Wildlife Atlas, and many more. His specialty is science, and he has been short-listed three times for the Copus Junior Science book prize.  
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Table of Contents

The Ancients

Euclid 8

Archimedes 12

Hipparchus & Claudius Ptolemy 18

The Middle Ages

The Medieval Arab Scientists 22

The Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci 26

Nicolas Copernicus 31

Andreas Vesalius 35

Galileo Galilei 39

The Seventeenth Century

Christiaan Huygens 45

Anton van Leeuwenhoek 50

Robert Hooke 54

Sir Isaac Newton 58

The Eighteenth Century

Carolus Linnaeus 64

James Hutton 68

Antoine Lavoisier 72

John Dalton 76

The Nineteenth Century

Michael Faraday 80

Charles Babbage 84

Charles Darwin 89

Louis Pasteur 95

Gregor Mendel 99

Dmitri Mendeleyev 103

James Clerk Maxwell 107

The Twentieth Century

Max Planck 111

Marie Curie 115

Ernest Rutherford 119

Albert Einstein 123

Alfred Wegener 128

Niels Bohr 132

Edwin Hubble 136

Werner Heisenberg 140

Linus Pauling 144

The DNA Team: Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin 149

Stephen Hawking 154

Index 159

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    This book contains valuable information about the scientists throughout history.

    This book is very well-written and contains a lot of facts and information about these important scientists.

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