An accessible compendium of the world’s greatest scientists and the stories behind their dramatic breakthroughs
From the early Greek mathematicians Euclid and Archimedes through to present-day Nobel Prize winners, this collection charts the great breakthroughs in scientific understanding. Each entry describes the story of the research, the significance of the science, and its impact on the scientific world, along with a résumé of each scientist’s career.
From Roger Bacon’s revolutionary work on optics and Copernicus’s heliocentric model of the universe to Feynman diagrams and gravitational waves, this latest book in the award-winning “100” series serves as a short history of world science, illustrated with drawings, diagrams, and photographs.
About the Author
Colin Salter is a history and science writer with a fascination for how things work. His contributions to Chambers’ Biographical Dictionary include the entries for 500 living scientists.