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On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA

Melvyn Bragg

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Prose: non-fiction, History of science, Popular science

Bragg's bestselling account of the greatest figures and discoveries in the history of science from Archimedes to DNA

The fascinating story of science unfolds in this account of the lives and extraordinary discoveries of twelve of its greatest figures - Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier, Faraday, Darwin, Poincar , Freud, Einstein, Marie Curie and Crick and Watson. Exploring their impact and legacy with leading scientists of today including Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, Lewis Wolpert, Susan Greenfield, Roger Penrose and Richard Dawkins, Melvyn Bragg illuminates the core issues of science past and present, and conveys the excitement and importance of the scientific quest.

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