Lives of the Scientists

Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)
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Author(s): Kathleen Krull
Series: Lives of ...
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2013
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Audio (2.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100049764
Released: Jul 09, 2013
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ISBN: #9780792795285
Narrator/s: Charlie Thurston
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Kathleen Krull
Narrator(s): Charlie Thurston
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Product Number DD8666
Released: Jul 09, 2013
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Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781482100952
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Author(s): Kathleen Krull
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Released: Sep 06, 2016
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ISBN: #9781328684011

Professional reviews

"Narrator Charlie ThurstonÕs slight sibilance and heavy consonants are a pleasure to listen to. ThurstonÕs relaxed pacing allows time to digest the information given in this nonfiction work and imagine the people and places described. However, the transitions from one topic to the next arenÕt always clear. Thurston does move smoothly from a straightforward delivery to a more intimate inflection when recounting aspects of the scientistsÕ lives, some of which include such details as what these famous people ate, drank, and wore. Extramarital affairs and children out of wedlock are also noted. A.M.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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