About this book
A bold book about science's mavericks, from the author of "13 Things That Don't Make Sense", which sold more than 100,000 copies. Explains how many successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. 'Brooks is an exemplary science writer' William Leith, "Daily Telegraph"
For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. This exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. To succeed, knowledge must be pursued by any means: in science, anything goes.