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If you think scientists are boring eggheads in white coats who never leave the lab, this dynamically illustrated book will set you straight! Meet the rebels: super-brainiacs who were off-the-charts smart, but also made mistakes, argued, took risks, performed weird experiments, broke the rules . . . and achieved our greatest leaps forward. From dinosaur hunters to germ finders to quantum physicists, these men and women pushed the boundaries of science to get to the truth. Now, through fascinating stories, you can find out how they did it.
The scientific rebels include: Jabir Ibn Hayyan, the world’s first chemist, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, who discovered bacteria, top dinosaur hunter Mary Anning, inventor Thomas Alva Edison, fossil hunters Louis and Mary Leaky, quantum physicist Niels Bohr, physicist Albert Einstein, nuclear physicist Robert J. Oppenheimer, and evolutionary biologist Lynn Rothschild
Dan Green studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He has worked on many popular science titles, written humor books, edited a South American national newspaper, and worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection. Visit his website dangreenbooks.com and find out what he is up to.