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- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 5.99
Leonardo da Vinci?s notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will change children?s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist. more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 12.99
Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar?the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn?t much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in ?thought pictures.? What was the result... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2012; US$ 18.99
Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleonotologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today. An appealing... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 5.99
Here is a man with an imagination so large that just ?by thinking on it,? he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Kathleen Krull presents a portrait of Isaac Newton that will challenge your beliefs about a genius whose amazing discoveries changed the world. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.99
All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 7.99
The electrifying biography of innovative scientist Benjamin Franklin is the perfect addition to this outstanding series! Benjamin Franklin is a famous colonial inventor and multitasker who may be best remembered as one of America?s Founding Fathers. But he was also a ?natural philosopher? (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 17.99
Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"?and... more...