By John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin

Approximately we all know the names of the nice scientists, yet how many folks recognize something approximately their paintings, not to mention their deepest lives? during this easy-to-read sequence, eminent technology writers John and Mary Gribbin examine the lives and paintings of 8 significant scientists; every one e-book is obtainable adequate to be learn for enjoyable yet informative adequate to entice scholars of technology. the long-lasting Albert Einstein emerges as a rushing girls' guy and the best scientist of his time; yet why did Charles Darwin look ahead to a long time ahead of going public along with his principles on evolution? How used to be Marie Curie's nice paintings formed through her youth reviews of oppression below the Czars? And what was once Edmond Halley, of comet popularity, doing as Captain of a King's send and later undercover agent for the Crown? We meet a bookbinder's apprentice, an imprecise monk, a Victorian gentleman--eventually well-known scientists all. An creation and afterword areas each one scientist's paintings within the context of the improvement in their topic, yet in keeping with their actual worthy, now not inevitably in response to their position in renowned mythology. attractive, stimulating, and instructive

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I wanted you, my dear friend, to have from me personally a clear idea of my undertaking. I have not succeeded in compressing the whole into one volume; and yet it would have left the grandest impression in that abbreviated form. I hope two volumes will include the whole. No foot-notes, but notes at the end of each chapter, which may be passed over, but contain sound erudition and additional details. The whole is not what has hitherto been commonly called " Physical Description of the Earth," as it comprises all created things—Heaven and Earth.

There is much truth in these observations, and I thought I read in them a condemnation of myself. So much, my dear friend, about this world, now desolate for us both. Most gratefully yours, A . HlJMBOLDT. I must say, I am sorry you do not wish to see the Grand-Duchess. HUMBOLDT TO VAUNHAGEN. Berlin, 6th May, 1835. I return you the parts forwarded to me, as they (see "Denkwurdigkeiten," vol. ) is here alluded to. This person was a Hanoverian, known chiefly for an unsuccessful though daring attempt to liberate Lafayette from the fortress of Ohntitz in 1791.

Berlin, 9 th February, 1833. I have been with Beuth again to recal to his recollection his old friendship for L. He thought it would be more to the interest of the family to separate the purely architectural drawings from the mere landscapes and engravings. ) Uninviting as the proposal is, I thought, my dear lady, I might mention it to you. Beuth wishes, in the event of its being entertained, to treat with some one who will call on him at his own house. May the spring-time bestow on both of you warmth, cheerfulness, and strength.

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