The mix of biographical background and technical overview is very well done.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a general interest in science, or a teenager who is enthusiastic about physics.
The biographical sections are well done and interesting, but the book really shines in its overview of the physics.
Some books make you read through a timeline of history concerning a topic. This book breaks up into many very readable short chapters on each of the physicists. Read morePublished 25 days ago by R.L.D.
The book recounts the life and achievements of thirty physicists that contributed greatly to their field. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pichierri Fabio
This ambitious book aspires to capture the great contributions and contributors to our modern understanding of the physical world. I think it succeeds admirably. Read morePublished 7 months ago by EastOfCascades
You learn a lot of science and very interesting things about people. For example Max Plank and J.W.Gibbs are remembered as the nicest people in this book.Published 10 months ago by remembers old comic strips
I love reading of how these great original thinkers use the the world of their time to make giant leaps in knowledge.Published 13 months ago by Dale Palmer
As an artist with a mathematics background, the content was easily absorber because of authors tight prose. This is my second copy.Published 15 months ago by mel fisher
Among all five-star ratings I have given, none comes with so many reservations as I have for this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David Milliern
This book contains a historical view of the people pictured, giving the central information about their most important accomplishments, but also describing their lifetime setting,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by A. Psychiatrist
The book contains too little about each scientists life to be interesting and goes into excessive detail on the scientific side.
It is a dull read