They Called Me Mad

They Called Me Mad

Genius, Madness, and the Scientists Who Pushed the Outer Limits of Knowledge

Book - 2010 | Berkley trade pbk. ed. --
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'It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.' - Loren Eiseley From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this stereotype can be found in the sometimes-eccentric real-life men and women who challenged orthodoxy*, made waves-and broke new scientific frontiers. They Called Me Mad recounts the amazing true stories of Archimedes , the calculator of pi and creator of the world's first death ray; Isaac Newton , the first great scientist and the last great alchemist; John Hunter , who used his connections with London grave robbers to become England's greatest surgeon; Nikola Tesla , who built the precursors of robots, fluorescent lighting, and particle beam weapons before the turn of the twentieth century; Marie Curie , the mother of radioactivity; Albert Einstein , who unifies the universe and became the popular model for the mad scientist-and many more geniuses who continue to fascinate and inspire.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2010.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780425236963
042523696X
Characteristics: 294 p.

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