Summary: Some of the biggest breakthroughs in science have caused battles that have raged over decades, even centuries. In Great Feuds in Science, internationally celebrated science writer Hal Hellman tells the fascinating stories of ten of the most heated disputes in the history of science, from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. From Galileo and Kelvin to Leakey and Einstein, Hellman introduces readers to the major players and the times they lived in, explains ...show more the scientific principles involved, and shows how such controversies are not only typical, but often necessary to the progress of science. 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 98
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