Horribly Famous: Darwin and Other Seriously Super Scientists

You’ve probably heard of a few scientists. There’s Galileo and his telescope, Isaac Newton and his apple, and Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. But did you know that:

  • Galileo was sentenced to life in prison for his shocking ideas about the solar system
  • Newton didn’t really like science that much, and sometimes it got on his nerves
  • Darwin wrote a book about his pet worms

Yes – even though they’re dead, scientists are still full of surprises! Get the lowdown on ten horribly famous ones in this horribly funny, horribly gripping book. Read the inside story in their lost notebooks, gasp at the news reports as their breakthroughs hit the headlines, and find out all about their mad and mind-blowing experiments!

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Authors

  • Dr Mike Goldsmith

    Dr Mike Goldsmith is a qualified astro-physicist, working at the National Physical Laboratory. His book on Einstein in the Dead Famous series was shortlisted for the 2002 Aventis junior prize for science writing and he has written Scientists and Inventors in the same series.

  • Awards

    Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Award for Fintan Fedora.

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