Scientific Feuds PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Scientific Feuds free pdf This book is a collection of the most vicious, scandalous, dirty, drawn-out, petty, personal, bad-tempered and downright violent feuds in the history of science. While most scientific chronicles present a triumphant march through time, with great thinkers and their revolutionary ideas and discoveries following on in orderly progression, the reality is somewhat different. Science is as much a story of personalities as ideas and it has often progressed through fierce struggles and epic battles for scientific and personal supremacy. Whether arguing over the credit for new discoveries or espousing rival theories, the disputes in this book have in many cases spurred the feuding parties on to great things and, in some, caused their ruin. The book features such notable feuds as Huxley and Wilberforce's famous debate on Darwin's theory of evolution, Franklin and Wilkins' fight over the discovery of DNA, Galileo's trial by the Catholic Church for his heretic adoption of the heliocentric view and Tesla and Edison's 'War of Currents', which saw Edison electrocute dogs and horses in a vain attempt to discredit Tesla's alternating current electrical power system. From passionate rivalries to vindictive sniping, the arguments in this book prove that when it comes to the personalities behind the ideas, the world of science is far from cool and methodical.

About Joel Levy

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in science and history. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Poison: A Social History, the science, history and lore of poisons through the ages, The Atlas of Lost Treasures, on historical mysteries around the world, The Doomsday Book, a guide to scenarios for the end of civilization, and Lost Cities of the Ancient World. Joel lives in North London.

Details Book

Author : Joel Levy
Publisher : New Holland Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 25 August 2010
ISBN : 1847735142
EAN : 9781847735140
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Scientific Feuds



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Great Feuds in Medicine free pdfGreat Feuds in Medicine

    "An exciting. well-researched work. which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."-American Scientist The cataclysmic clash of medical ideas and personalities comes to colorful life In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Great Feuds in Science (Wiley: 0-471-16980-3)..


  • Selected Tesla Writings free pdfSelected Tesla Writings

    Nikola Tesla's accomplishments are today still underrated. While Edison is credited with being the inventor of the light bulb. it is Tesla's alternating current that powers much of the world..


  • Great Ideas of Science free pdfGreat Ideas of Science

    "Scientific discoveries are remarkably varied in scope and content--made in the field. on the lab bench. or at the computer. with apparatus as sophisticated as a space-based telescope or as simple as a pencil and paper..


  • Theory of Science free pdfTheory of Science

    This book provides an accessible but systematic survey of perspectives on science and rationality through the arguments and ideas of leading thinkers of the twentieth century..


  • My Inventions - The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla free pdfMy Inventions - The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    Serbian inventor NIKOLA TESLA (1857-1943) was a revolutionary scientist who forever changed the scientific fields of electricity and magnetism. Tesla's greatest invention. A/C current. powers almost all of the technological wonders in the world today..


  • Scientific Feuds free pdfScientific Feuds

    . This book is a collection of the most vicious, scandalous, dirty, drawn-out, petty, personal, bad-tempered and downright violent feuds in the history of science. While most scientific chronicles pre