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The Greatest Science Stories Never Told: 100 Tales of Invention and Discovery to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy
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The Greatest Science Stories Never Told: 100 Tales of Invention and Discovery to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

by Rick Beyer
 

Rick Beyer, the author of the acclaimed History Channel® series The Greatest Stories Never Told, returns with new historic tales, this time focusing on amazing stories of invention and discovery, in The Greatest Science Stories Never Told. Illustrated with photographs from around the globe, The Greatest Science Stories Never Told tells of

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Rick Beyer, the author of the acclaimed History Channel® series The Greatest Stories Never Told, returns with new historic tales, this time focusing on amazing stories of invention and discovery, in The Greatest Science Stories Never Told. Illustrated with photographs from around the globe, The Greatest Science Stories Never Told tells of inventors both famous and forgotten, and zeroes in on eureka! moments in science and history that changed our world forever.

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Rick Beyer has made himself semi-famous by digging up weird and wonderful stories that historians somehow missed. In this effort, the author of History Channel's Greatest Stories Never Told series returns with a tantalizing collection of little-known, amazing inventions and discoveries. The lineup of premature geniuses boggles the mind: A teenage boy who invented television. A frustrated fashion designer who gave us the space suit. The anonymous Baghdad inventor of 250 B.C. who seems to have concocted a working battery. Astonish your friends; surprise yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061626968
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
715,272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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