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If you are scientific minded person this book will help you to get all those names, theories and inventions that you have collected in your head over the years in some sort of... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Carlos Canelo
This book does a great job narrating the development of science through the modern times... Extremely easy to read, the author does a great job narrating. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by Shahzad Patel
I found the book to be absolutely fascinating. It is the first book I ever read that I wanted to read it again and take copious notes on the second reading because I wanted to,... Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Ron
Interesting reading, as others have noted, but the author is shamelessly pro-British in his choice of stories to tell and his version of the stories he tells. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by William Xanthos
Gribbin explains in his book that scientific progress is not because of the revolutionary insights of a few geniuses necessarily, but rather that these scientist "stood on the... Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Francsois
I wanted something like this to fill in some discoveries in science and technology while reading some of the fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries such as Austen,Gaskell,George... Read morePublished on November 11, 2008 by amania
This is a great book, it has a great story, lots of contents, great characters and you will have the opportunity to learn a lot!!!!
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Having just consumed works by the likes of Greene and Lederman, I wanted to delve deeper into the theories, experiments and lives of the great scientists referenced. Read morePublished on April 14, 2004