May 31, 2013

Men and women of science

Sensational Scientists
by Barry Shell

Twenty-four renowned scientists, including some Nobel prize winners, are profiled in this book. They work in a wide range of fields, such as chemistry, biology, genetics and psychology. Each chapter includes a brief bio, a profile of the scientist when he/she was young, an explanation of the science that they do, and career advice for those interested in pursuing scientific employment.  

This is not a book that can be read cover-to-cover, or in its entirety. A lot of the math and physics concepts are quite difficult to grasp, as are the activities, which require equipment not readily accessible to the average reader.

Of interest only to young people who are seriously into math and science.

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