Six Great Scientists : Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, Einstein

J. G. Crowther

John Lescault (Narrator)

10-01-01

8hrs 46min

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10-01-01

8hrs 46min

Abridgement

Unabridged

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Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

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“Mr. Crowther’s selection of scientists gives not only a clear idea of the effort needed to arrive at new truths but of the changing climate of religious opposition through which scientific investigation passed.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Curie, Einstein: all of these geniuses had one thing in common. They had not only the imagination to conceive great ideas but also the integrity and determination to pursue and defend their science whatever the obstacles.

In spite of resistance and sometimes persecution by societies reluctant to let go of old views, these scientists persevered in their research and fought for the truths they discovered. While giving birth to the modern scientific outlook, the fact of evolution, the theory of relativity, or the secrets of atomic energy, they also struggled for the preservation of intellectual freedom and against the dangers inherent in the misuse of science.

Their stories will renew our confidence in the human spirit by reminding us of what men and women are capable of when they have the ability and courage to achieve great things.

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“Mr. Crowther’s selection of scientists gives not only a clear idea of the effort needed to arrive at new truths but of the changing climate of religious opposition through which scientific investigation passed.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

“Patrick Cullen’s narrating experience creates an excellent audio presentation of six “easy to swallow” biographical capsules…The vocabulary and concepts presented will leave general readers with a feeling of appreciation for science’s highest accomplishments.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2001
Release Date October 1, 2001
Release Date Machine 1001894400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
Author Bio
J. G. Crowther

J. G. Crowther was a journalist, civil servant, and pioneering advocate of the social relations of science. Crowther’s fifty-year career in journalism included long relationships with Nature, New Scientist, and the Guardian. His popular books brought new developments in science and technology and their social and political significance to a wide readership. Crowther was also one of the founding fathers of the Association of British Science Writers.

Narrator Bio
John Lescault

John Lescault, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.

Overview

Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Curie, Einstein: all of these geniuses had one thing in common. They had not only the imagination to conceive great ideas but also the integrity and determination to pursue and defend their science whatever the obstacles.

In spite of resistance and sometimes persecution by societies reluctant to let go of old views, these scientists persevered in their research and fought for the truths they discovered. While giving birth to the modern scientific outlook, the fact of evolution, the theory of relativity, or the secrets of atomic energy, they also struggled for the preservation of intellectual freedom and against the dangers inherent in the misuse of science.

Their stories will renew our confidence in the human spirit by reminding us of what men and women are capable of when they have the ability and courage to achieve great things.

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