Great Feuds in Science

Great Feuds in Science

Book - 1998
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The dramatic stories of ten historic feuds: How they altered the course of discovery-and shaped the modern world
Hall Hellman tells the lively stories of ten of the most outrageous and intriguing disputes from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Bringing the cataclysmic clash of ideas and personalities to colorful life, Hellman explores both the science and the spirit of the times. Along the way, he reveals that scientific feuds are fueled not only by the purest of intellectual disagreements, but also by intransigence, ambition, jealousy, politics, faith, and the irresistible human urge to be right.
Unusual insight into the development of science . . . I was excited by this book and enthusiastically recommend it to general as well as scientific audiences. -American Scientist
Hellman has assembled a series of entertaining tales. . . . many fine examples of heady invective without parallel in our time. -Nature
An entertaining and informative account of the unusual personalities and sometimes bitter rivalries of some of the world's greatest scientific minds. -Publishers Weekly
A fascinating new book which details some of the most famous disputes of the ages.-Courier Mail
Dry science history turns into entertaining reading without sacrificing historical accuracy. -The Christchurch Press
Great Feuds in Science is wonderful history, as the reader learns how scientists had to fight with religious leaders and other scientists to get their work recognized, accepted, and even get the credit for it! -Bookviews

Baker & Taylor
Examines ten of science's greatest controversies, some of them lasting centuries, and shows how such clashes of ideas and personalities propel science forward

Book News
A popular science treatment of such scientific battles as the Pope and Galileo, Liebniz and Newton over the discovery of Calculus, Kelvin and the young geologists over the age of the Earth, and seven others. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

An accomplished science writer narrates the dramatic stories of science's ten greatest controversies--sometimes lasting centuries--and the discoveries they inspired, and shows how such clashes of ideas and personalities propel science forward. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : John Wiley, c1998
ISBN: 9780471169802
Branch Call Number: 509 HEL
Characteristics: xv, 240 p. ; 25 cm


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