The most amazing scientific discoveries of all time


A vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind the most amazing scientific discoveries of all time


ISBN: 9780500292273 Categories: ,

Mike Goldsmith


Eureka! details the real-life stories of scientists throughout history who made discoveries that changed the way we think about the world. Read about Galileo and Marie Curie, who both – in very different circumstances – risked peril during their research, or about Alexander Fleming, who discovered the power of penicillin by accident. Packed with fascinating details of experiments and equipment, blunders and lucky escapes, Eureka! will inspire and fascinate all budding scientists.

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Weight 430 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2016
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.6 x 25.7 cm
Weight 430 g


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Dr Mike Goldsmith was Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory from 1987 to 2007, where he researched noise, speech, language, sound and artificially intelligent machinery. He is the author of many children's science books, including Legendary Journeys: Space, Snot Collectors, Spider Ladders and Other Bonkers Inventions, Train your Brain to Be a Maths Genius and Discord: the story of noise.