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This book is thoroughly fascinating if you are a lover of science.
If scientific history and biography of scientists who have shaped the world that came after them is your thing, this is a great book.
The author's 39 pages of useful notes and 16 page bibliography attest to the substantial research upon which the book is based.
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 2 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 3 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 7 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 9 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 13 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 17 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 19 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 20 months ago by John Buchanan
The author had some difficulty keeping the threads together, and sometimes got too bogged down in detail instead of letting the story flow.Published 21 months ago by William De Stefano