Eureka! by John Grant audiobook

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

By John Grant
Read by Mark Meadows

Dreamscape 9781942186175
8.37 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781520031538

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking—we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this father of modern science was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they’ve eaten an owl!) From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding—and how they spent their free time as well.

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Summary

Summary

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking—we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this father of modern science was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they’ve eaten an owl!) From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding—and how they spent their free time as well.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] rich and lively history of scientific innovation.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a comprehensive collective biography of the most formative people in human intellectual history, each selected because without their personal contributions the modern world would not exists as readers know it…Will keep readers engaged.” Booklist
“The author realizes [his subjects] with vivacity, lucidly describing their significant achievements and also drawing connections.” Kirkus Reviews
“Nnarrator Mark Meadows injects energy and just the right authoritative tone into his reading of the short biographies. He pronounces the names of Arabic, French, German, Dutch, and Russian scientists smoothly and with appropriate accents.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: John Grant

Author Bio: John Grant

John Grant is author of about seventy books, including the highly successful Discarded Science, Corrupted Science, and Denying Science. For a number of years he ran the world-famous fantasy artbook publisher Paper Tiger. He has won the Hugo Award (twice), the World Fantasy Award, and various other international literary awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.37
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English