Great Feuds in Science

Author(s): Harold Hellman


Ten of the hottest and most fascinating disputes over new discoveries and theories, such as the clash between Galileo and Pope Urban over whether the Earth revolved around the Sun, are chronicled here.

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In his book, Hellman "reveals just how human scientists can be."--San Diego Union-Tribune

Urban VIII versus Galileo: An Unequal Contest; Wallis versus Hobbes: Squaring the Circle; Newton versus Leibniz: A Clash of Titans; Voltaire versus Needham: The Generation Controversy; Darwin's Bulldog versus Soapy Sam: Evolution Wars; Lord Kelvin versus Geologists and Biologists: The Age of the Earth; Cope versus Marsh: The Fossil Feud; Wegener versus Everybody: Continental Drift; Johanson versus the Leakeys: The Missing Link; Derek Freeman versus Margaret Mead: Nature versus Nurture; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471350668
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : wiley
  • : 0.312
  • : September 1999
  • : 238mm X 160mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Harold Hellman
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 509
  • : 256