Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project (Hardback)
  • Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project (Hardback)
zoom

Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 25/08/2010
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book is a collection of the most vicious, scandalous, dirty, drawn-out, petty, personal, bad-tempered and downright violent feuds in the history of science. While most scientific chronicles present a triumphant march through time, with great thinkers and their revolutionary ideas and discoveries following on in orderly progression, the reality is somewhat different. Science is as much a story of personalities as ideas and it has often progressed through fierce struggles and epic battles for scientific and personal supremacy. Whether arguing over the credit for new discoveries or espousing rival theories, the disputes in this book have in many cases spurred the feuding parties on to great things and, in some, caused their ruin. The book features such notable feuds as Huxley and Wilberforce's famous debate on Darwin's theory of evolution, Franklin and Wilkins' fight over the discovery of DNA, Galileo's trial by the Catholic Church for his heretic adoption of the heliocentric view and Tesla and Edison's 'War of Currents', which saw Edison electrocute dogs and horses in a vain attempt to discredit Tesla's alternating current electrical power system. From passionate rivalries to vindictive sniping, the arguments in this book prove that when it comes to the personalities behind the ideas, the world of science is far from cool and methodical.

Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books
ISBN: 9781847735140
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 265 x 195 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Briefer History of Time
Added to basket
The Quantum Universe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bad Science
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Brain That Changes Itself
Added to basket
The Things that Nobody Knows
Added to basket
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog
Added to basket
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Free Will
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Added to basket
The Sports Gene
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
You Are the Placebo
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.