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Publisher's Summary

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work - and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric - and anything but dull.

©2013 Kathleen Krull (P)2013 AudioGO

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  • Stephen Rosenthal
  • 28-03-21

Fast read on science biographies.

It covered both male and female scientists. It was a good read for teens and adults.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-21

not worth it

a religion apologist wrote this, emphasizing at every possible moment that the scientists see no problem with God and science. also after writing that Watson or crick was an atheist, included disagreeable personality traits as though they were correlated.

there's some fun trivia and fun facts but nothing substantial and is not fulfilling one bit