A collection of nine brief biographies of famous physicists concentrates on their major contributions to science. From Archimedes' invention of the weighing machine through Galileo's telescope and Sir Isaac Newton's color disc, to Michael Faraday's electric motor, this traces the pioneering efforts of the first true physicists. Included among the nine are Roger Bacon, Otto Von Guericke, Benjamin Franklin, Luigi Galvani, Alessandro Volta. Following each sketch is an outline of an experiment similar in nature to the original one performed by the inventor. These are geared for the reader with more than a passive interest in the subject. Text and illustrations help him toward a more tangible understanding of these original concepts. A comprehensive study for the emerging scientist.