Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project

Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project

by Joel Levy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847735142

ISBN-13: 9781847735140

Pub. Date: 10/05/2010

Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK

Most science chronicles present a triumphant march through time, with revolutionary thinkers and their discoveries following in orderly progression. The truth, however, is somewhat different. Scientific Feuds is a collection of the most vicious battles among the greatest minds of our time. It features such contests as Huxley and Wilberforce's debate on Darwin's

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Most science chronicles present a triumphant march through time, with revolutionary thinkers and their discoveries following in orderly progression. The truth, however, is somewhat different. Scientific Feuds is a collection of the most vicious battles among the greatest minds of our time. It features such contests as Huxley and Wilberforce's debate on Darwin's theory of evolution, Franklin and Wilkins' fight over the discovery of DNA, and the “War of Currents” between Tesla and Edison (which ended with Edison electrocuting dogs and horses in a vain attempt to discredit Tesla's work). From passionate competition to vindictive sniping, these rivalries prove that the world of science is far from cold and methodical.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847735140
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
224

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