Famous Men of Science
by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Publisher: ManyBooks 1889
Number of pages: 314
These sketches show how young men have overcome difficulties, sometimes poverty, sometimes illness; how they have made failures before finding their true vocation. They show the results of energy, perseverance, and untiring devotion; how a cheerful face and a hopeful spirit like Agassiz's, or a gentle and kindly nature like Darwin's, can win its way against opposition.
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- American Institute of Physics
His theories and philosophy rose above a turbulent life. The story, checked for accuracy by leading historians, will interest all readers. Enhanced with striking pictures, voice clips, and essays, this is a one-stop source for Einstein information.
by Rene Vallery-Radot - Doubleday, Page
Whether to admire more the man or his method, the life or the work, I leave for the readers of this story to decide. Among the researches that have made the name of Pasteur a household word in the civilised world, three are of the first importance.
by David Brewster - Harper & Brothers
Sir Isaac Newton has been placed at the head of those great men who have been the ornaments of their species. However imposing be the attributes with which time has invested the sages of antiquity, the brightness of their fame has been eclipsed...
by Andrew Gray - J. M. Dent & Co.
The aim of the volume is to give an account of Lord Kelvin's life of scientific activity, and to explain to the student, and to the general reader who takes an interest in physical science and its applications, the nature of his discoveries.