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Great feuds in science : ten of the liveliest disputes ever

Author: Hal Hellman
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1998.
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An accomplished science writer narrates the dramatic stories of science's ten greatest controversies, sometimes lasting centuries and the discoveries they inspired, and shows how such clashes of ideas and personalities propel science forward.
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Hellman, Hal, 1927-
Great feuds in science.
New York : Wiley, ©1998
(OCoLC)607033796
Online version:
Hellman, Hal, 1927-
Great feuds in science.
New York : Wiley, ©1998
(OCoLC)608173367
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Hellman
ISBN: 0585246734 9780585246734 0471169803 9780471169802 0471350664 9780471350668
OCLC Number: 37560423
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Hal Hellman.
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"A fascinating new book which details some of the most famous disputes of the ages. "-Courier Mail "A pleasant compendium of amusements and lessons for science buffs. "-Booklist Some of the biggest  Read more...

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

 
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Author Hal Hellman
Reviewed in 1999 by Bill Palmer

I have only seen one other review of this book that was so savage that I was uncertain as to whether to bother to read the book. In the end, I did read it and found it a popular worthy attempt...
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