Friday, June 6, 2014

Review of Eureka! The Most Amazing Scientific Discoveries Of All Time

Takes young readers inside the lives and minds of the scientists behind the great discoveries in history

Eureka! tells the stories of the revolutionary scientific discoveries throughout history. Through a fusion of history and popular science, readers are introduced to the contributions that made scientists such as Galileo, Louis Pasteur, and Marie Curie, and the passion and inspiration that fueled their discoveries.

The book is divided into key subject areas, including medicine, the human body, atoms and molecules, planet Earth, and the universe. Read the gripping real-life experiences of scientists who often risked injury and sometimes even their lives to change the way we think. Each thrilling “Eureka!” moment is brought vividly to life with fascinating details of experiments and equipment and stories of the scientists’ terrible blunders and lucky mistakes. This book brings the excitement of scientific exploration vividly to life for young readers who are increasingly urged to pursue professions in the sciences. Illustrated are in color throughout the book.


Most people don't know what brought about some major discoveries. Some people might know that Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek used lenses to build microscopes but many may not know that he didn't clean his toes so he could investigate the creatures that bred in the dirt that built up between them. Or that he allowed lice to breed on his legs and in his stockings so that he had a good supply of creatures to study. This is the type of information that readers will learn about in Eureka! The Most Amazing Scientific Discoveries Of All Time.

This book can be used as a reference for children and adults of all ages with information about who each scientist was as well as where they lived, what years they made their discoveries, and what methods they used. Each section also includes random tidbits that many readers will not know about each scientist. Especially their interesting methods or habits.

With an added glossary and amazing real photos, readers will enjoy learning about scientists throughout time.

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (May 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050065025X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500650257
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