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Charles Darwin

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker

This title describes the life and career of Charles Darwin, including an account of his famous voyage and explanations of his theories of evolution and the origin of species, concluding with an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. The science behind his theories and discoveries are explained through interesting diagrams, and quotation boxes from Darwin and his contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.

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Isaac Newton

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

This title describes the life and career of Sir Isaac Newton, including explanations of the Laws of Motion and his other great discoveries and an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. It compares the world before and after his life - giving the clearest possible impression of his impact and legacy. Science boxes explain the science behind his discoveries, and quotation boxes present extracts from letters, diaries and notebooks. Towards the end of the book Newton's impact on subsequent world history is discussed, allowing the reader to appreciate the impact one individual can have on the history of the world.

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Marie Curie

Liz Gogerly, Richard Hook
Contributors:
Liz Gogerly, Richard Hook

Discover all about one of the world's most famous femal scientists: Marie Curie. Learn about the woman who discovered radium, the scientist who gave us a greater understanding of the nature of the atom, and the woman who ultimately died from the effects of the substances she discovered. Follow the story of Curie's life, from her childhood in Warsaw, Poland to becoming Director of the Paris Radium Institute, and find out about her discoveries, including how they are still affecting us today.Includes a timeline and a look at her legacy today, this book is perfect for readers intersted in science or women's history of all ages.

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Dian Fossey

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

As well as telling the story of Fossey's life from her childhood in California to her years as head of a major research project in Rwanda and her violent death, this book looks at the impact of her work on the wider world. The methods behind her unique insights into the lives of mountain gorillas and the similarities between them and human beings are explained, and quotes from Fossey and her contemporaries give a fascinating glimpse into this extraordinary woman's mind.

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Galileo Galilei

Dr Mike Goldsmith
Authors:
Dr Mike Goldsmith

This title describes the life and career of the early seventeenth century Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, who caused a revolution in the study of physics and astronomy with his pioneering discoveries, changing forever our view of the Universe, and leading him into confrontation with the powerful Catholic Church.

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Rosalind Franklin

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker

This book describes the life and character of Rosalind Franklin, from her childhood in London to her years as a pioneering woman scientist. It includes the story of her work in contributing to the discovery of the structure of DNA, as well as describing her work in other fields such as virus research and insights into the structure of coal. The science behind her investigations is explained through interesting diagrams, and quotes from Franklin and her contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.

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