The biggest discoveries... the most inquiring minds... the 40 most inspiring super scientists of all time are here! Learn how these scientists shaped the world in this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series.
From Galileo Galilei's terrific telescope discoveries, to Louis Pasteur's victorious vaccinations, to Ada Lovelace's cracking computer codes, discover how each of these scientists spent their lives asking questions and making leaps and bounds in the world of science and technology. Beginning with the Ancient Greek philosopher Thales, who discovered geometry and astronomy, right up to the modern astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has popularised complex scientific theories through the use of simple language, these are the 40 super scientists to be learned about by all:
Thales; Pythagoras; Aristotle; Euclid; Archimedes; Zhang Heng; Hypatia of Alexandria; Brahmagupta; Avicenna; Alhazen; Roger Bacon; Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Isaac Newton; William Harvey; Rene Descartes; Antoine Lavoisier; Mary Anning; Michael Faraday; James Clerk Maxwell; Charles Darwin; Gregor Mendel; Louis Pasteur; Dmitri Ivanovich Medeleev; Ada Lovelace; David Hilbert; Marie Curie; Ernest Rutherford; Albert Einstein; Niels Bohr; Alfred Wegener; Alan Turing; Rosalind Franklin; HGP and the Human Genome; Vera Rubin; Francoise Barre-Sinoussi; Tim Berners-Lee; Stephen Hawking; Neil Degrasse Tyson.
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2500 years of history of science retraced through forty fundamental figures and their discoveries: from ancient Greece to those who still study and divulge, forty tables summarize the advances made in each discipline, from medicine to mathematics to astronomy to geology, with brief but interesting notes on the environment and the private life of the scientists mentioned.
Only one thing is sorry - but it is an old pain: to see how few women (and how recently, with very few exceptions) have made their way in these fields.
Highly recommended to explore together with the smallest ideas and discoveries, and to deepen them according to their inclinations.