"This collective biography is perfectly suited to thematic research as well as to reading for pleasure."
"Another wonderful addition to the series, detailing common knowledge and little-known facts about historical figures."
— School Library Journal
"Yes! Krull and Hewitt are back with another of those books, the eighth entry in their delightful Lives of . . . series."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Eight short, lively chapters introduce twenty influential scientists of the modern era. Krull emphasizes memorable, and often humorously indiosyncratic, character traits."
—The Horn Book Magazine