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Lost Science Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius

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Lost Science Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius by Ferguson, Kitty, 9781454918073
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  • ISBN: 9781454918073 | 1454918071
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/18/2017
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Following the successful Lost to Time comes this fascinating companion volume on science from bestselling author Kitty Ferguson.
Acclaimed popular science writer Kitty Ferguson investigates little-explored byroads in the history of science, from Johannes Kepler’s nearly disastrous venture into the realm of science fiction to a mid-twentieth-century experiment involving cats and rocket fuel. She introduces such underappreciated geniuses as Mary the Jewess, first-century ancestress of modern chemistry, and Lise Meitner, whose role in the discovery of nuclear fission the Nobel committee ignored, and takes us on astounding adventures with the likes of Jesuit astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest, who invented the first automobile and saved his own life by winning a bizarre astronomy competition in seventeenth-century China against his former torturer.

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