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This is tremendous book on leading British scientists of their era. The components on the development of photography and the Baddage and Lovelace visionary work on computing were... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sug
This is the stuff of Hollywood pictures, or it should be. I've read portions of Snyder's work with the same page-turning anticipation that I read Ray Monk's *Duty of Genius* -- an... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Fletcher, Ph.D.
Highly well researched, it covers the professional life of four not too well known key scientist of the XIX Century. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Traveler
John Herschel is my 5th great grandfather and in reading this book I learnt a tremendous amount about not only him but more importantly his relationships and the causes that he... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hugh D P Dunkerley
Through the intertwined biographies of this group of scientists and friends each who follow their own interests at the same time they share them with one another as a club they... Read morePublished 11 months ago by W. Jamison
This is an excellent and well researched insight into the start of modern "Scientists". It can be a a bit 'dry' with its through details, but the details are one of its... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Daniel A. Nicholls
If scientific history and biography of scientists who have shaped the world that came after them is your thing, this is a great book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dr. R.P. Forsberg
This book is a bit Brit-centric (they really did not invent and discover everything), but it provides interesting stories of some important contributors to the growth of science.Published 21 months ago by Robert M. Edwards
This is the history of much of science in the 1800's told through the lives of the four "Club" members. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Buchanan