MEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Egon Larsen

MEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Biographies of twelve scientists, all of whom functioned within the last hundred years, written with a feeling for the personalities they depict and a lively awareness of the inventions of their heroes. Bell the telephoner; Edison; wireless man Marconi; rutherford, the New Zealand born atom-smasher; Watson-Watt of radar, get enthusiastic resorts from Larsen who, as he states in his preface, has always been fascinated by the history of scientific inventions as well as intrigued by the miraculous process of the inventive mind. William Friese-Greene, a worker in preliminary cinematography is a case in point of the biographer's analytical method. Greene's lack sustained concentration leading to repeated personal failures and temporarily unrecognized achievements, is well illustrated in the account...

Publisher: Roy