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Scientists Who Changed History

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Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential scientists with this innovative and boldly graphic biography-led book.

The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists Who Changed History profiles trailblazing individuals from Greek mathematicians, such as Archimedes and Hipparchus, through physicists
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published September 5th 2019)
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Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
This excellent book gives you a whirlwind tour of some of the most famous scientists from 650 BCE through the present. Eighty-nine individuals get a page or more outlining their lives, education, and important contributions to science. Additionally there are two page “directories” where ninety-one other scientists get a paragraph highlighting their works.

Nearly every book about science and scientists I read growing up focused exclusively on Western scientists. Of these, nearly all were white mal
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had hoped I could use this in my grade 8 classroom but the information assumes too much prior knowledge and the vocabulary is high, if a reader really is trying to understand it all. I think it is for adults or college age or very interested and informed high schoolers. The biographies vary from short to 3-4 pages. Cool artwork for the portrait of each. This is one in a series.
John Behle
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and educational mini-bios on landmark scientists from 650 BCE to the World Wide Web. The layout and graphics presentation makes it easy to flip through and choose which breakthrough story appeals to you. There are many cases of realizing, "I did not know that..."

This handsome DK (formerly known as Dorling Kindersley) book portrays and addresses these superstars in our setting as a global village . Many of these pathfinders refuse to patent their findings, saying sharing their knowle
Roy McDine
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic insight into the history of scientific discoveries and the incredible scientists who have helped shape our future. Only negative is the choice of black text on dark pages, which made clear reading slow going.
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Vincent Brown
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very concise descriptions, but includes many lesser-known names (at least for me) and achievements. Loved the visual aspects as well.
Akash Das
Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A phenomenal book.
Grant Keegan
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Scientists Who Changed History is an incredibly comprehensive, detailed and well put together guide from DK. I'm already familiar with DK's amazing quality in pretty much every single guide book they have made, but this is a topic that I am particularly passionate about, so I really enjoyed looking back through history and meeting the greatest minds to exist.

The book goes into detail explaining history's most well-known scientists and their main achievements. I enjoyed how perfectly it summarize
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Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.

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