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It doesn't take a rocket scientist : great amateurs of science / John Malone.

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Author/Creator:
Malone, John Williams.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2002
Imprint:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2002.
Format:
  • Book
  • vii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The father of genetics / Gregor Johann Mendel
  • Comet hunter / David H. Levy
  • Cepheid star decoder / Henrietta Swan Leavitt
  • Discoverer of oxygen / Joseph Priestley
  • Electromagnetic lawgiver / Michael Faraday
  • Father of radio astronomy / Grote Reber
  • Communications satellite visionary / Arthur C. Clarke
  • First modern archaeologist / Thomas Jefferson
  • Dinosaur hunter / Susan Hendrickson
  • Bacteriophages discoverer / Felix d'Herelle.
Publisher's Summary:
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.
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ISBN:
047141431X
9780471414315

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