The Greatest Science Stories Never Told: 100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy (The Greatest Stories Never Told) (Hardcover)

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Rick Beyer, the author of the acclaimed History Channel® series The Greatest Stories Never Told, returns with new historic tales, this time focusing on amazing stories of invention and discovery, in The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

Illustrated with photographs from around the globe, The Greatest Science Stories Never Told tells of inventors both famous and forgotten, and zeroes in on eureka! moments in science and history that changed our world forever.

Some personalities and topics featured include:

Galileo; Benjamin Thompson, the most amazing American scientist you’ve never heard of; Charles Ferris, who dreamt up the Ferris Wheel in 1893; Gillette, the utopian dreamer who changed the way we shave; Albert Einstein—you know about his theory of relativity but what about the Fridge he invented; Wilhelm Röntgen, who was expelled from high school and failed his college entrance exam but later won a Nobel prize for accidentally discovering x-rays; and many more!

About the Author


Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


“Surprising…the essentials of fascinating stories are here.” — Dallas Morning News

“History like you’ve never read it before…Amusing.” — The Tennessean

“Full of tasty morsels…A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party.” — Chicago Tribune

“100 stories you haven’t heard will delight in knowing.…Lively, offbeat and surprising in quick-hit snippets.” — Denver Rocky Mountain News



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061626968
ISBN-10: 0061626961
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: The Greatest Stories Never Told