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They Called Me Mad: Genius, Madness, and the Scientists Who Pushed the Outer Limits of Knowledge

Author: Monahan, John

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Format:Paperback
List Price:$15.00
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They Called Me Mad: Genius, Madness, and the Scientists Who Pushed the Outer Limits of Knowledge : From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this stereotype can be found in the sometimes-eccentric real life men and women who challenged our view of the world and broke new scientific frontiers. They Called Me Mad recounts the amazing true stories of such historical luminaries as Archimedes, the calculator of pi and creator of the world's first death ray; Isaac Newton, the world's first great scientist and the last great alchemist; Nikola Tesla, who built the precursors of robots, fluorescent lighting, and particle beam weapons before the turn of the twentieth century - and more.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   General
Science   History
Philosophy   History & Surveys

ISBN 13:9780425236963
ISBN 10:042523696X
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:294
Size:8.19" l x 4.96" w x 0.87" h
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