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Genius of Britain
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Over the last 500 years, life has been steadily transformed by the inventions of British scientists, and their landmark discoveries have revealed the astonishing beauty of the universe. This is the story of the flashes of inspiration experienced by generations of scientists as they realized they were about to change the world. Every one of them has a unique and very human ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by HarperCollins UK
(first published January 7th 2010)
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A great read for anyone with an interest in Science. I wish this could have been the type of history I had been taught in school. It shows how individuals never gave up despite all the odds stacked against them. It also shows that you don't always have to be first over the winning line to push scientific understanding forwards. And I never knew that the lives of so many brilliant people overlapped, how they depended on each others' contributions, and how they kept on working despite disbelief, p ...more