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The Human Side Of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas

Author: Arthur W. Wiggins & Charles M. Wynn Sr.

The Human Side Of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas

Author: Arthur W. Wiggins & Charles M. Wynn Sr.

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Item #: D32715
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 364
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Prometheus
ISBN: 9781633881563
Despite great knowledge and insight, scientists aren't always nice people—on the contrary! In the examples here, Nikola Tesla quit his job working for Thomas Edison after a dispute about a bonus, Robert Hooke accused Isaac Newton of stealing his ideas about optics, Plato declared that the works of Democritus should be burned, and James Watson and Franc... More
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Despite great knowledge and insight, scientists aren't always nice people—on the contrary! In the examples here, Nikola Tesla quit his job working for Thomas Edison after a dispute about a bonus, Robert Hooke accused Isaac Newton of stealing his ideas about optics, Plato declared that the works of Democritus should be burned, and James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA, but they essentially ignored the contribution of female colleague Rosalind Franklin. Foibles abound in this humorous collection, illustrated by cartoonist Sidney Harris.


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