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The most amazing scientific discoveries of all time

Mike Goldsmith

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A vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind the most amazing scientific discoveries of all time

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Eureka! details the real-life stories of scientists throughout history who made discoveries that changed the way we think about the world. Read about Galileo and Marie Curie, who both – in very different circumstances – risked peril during their research, or about Alexander Fleming, who discovered the power of penicillin by accident. Packed with fascinating details of experiments and equipment, blunders and lucky escapes, Eureka! will inspire and fascinate all budding scientists.


'Exciting and educational'
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'Crammed with incredible experiments, amazing discoveries, perilous blunders and lucky escapes. A fascinating, inspiring and surprising look at the history of science'
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'Vivid … an exciting children’s book'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9780500292273

Contents List

Scientific Discoveries; Where and When; Medicine (Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Louis Pasteur, Alexander Fleming, Gertrude Elion); Human Body (William Harvey, Francis Crick and James Watson); Atoms and Molecules (Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dmitri Mendeleev, Michael Faraday); Planet Earth (Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin, Richard Owen, Alfred Wegener); The Universe (Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Edwin Hubble, George Lemaître).

About the Author

Dr Mike Goldsmith was Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory from 1987 to 2007, where he researched noise, speech, language, sound and artificially intelligent machinery. He is the author of many children’s science books, including Legendary Journeys: Space, Snot Collectors, Spider Ladders and Other Bonkers Inventions, Train your Brain to Be a Maths Genius and Discord: the story of noise.