Communications satellite visionary / Arthur C. Clarke
First modern archaeologist / Thomas Jefferson
Dinosaur hunter / Susan Hendrickson
Bacteriophages discoverer / Felix d'Herelle.
Though they seldom receive the attention accorded their professional counterparts, amateur scientists have made some of the most exciting breakthroughs in the history of science. This work presents a collection of biographies of great amateur scientists and their discoveries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)