About this book
The story of science and the people who have contributed to its development. Puts key figures in their historical and social context - from Copernicus to Einstein. 14,000 copies sold in hardback. "Gribbin tells the story of science as a sequence of witty, information-packed tales of individuals. His book is a terrific read." Lisa Jardine, "Sunday Times".
Galileo, tried by the Inquisition for his ideas, to Newton, who wrote his rivals out of the history books. This book tells the story of the men and women who changed the way we see the world, and the turbulent times they lived in.