Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kathleen Krull
Narrator: Charlie Thurston
Genres: Science & Technology, Autobiography
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work - and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it's believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt's "Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)" are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric - and anything but dull.

Author Details

Author Details

Krull, Kathleen

Kathleen Krull is the author of "A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull, " illustrated by Jane Dyer, and "Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought), " illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt, as well as a number of other acclaimed biographies for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California.