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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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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Hellman, Hal, 1927-
Great feuds in science.
New York : Wiley, c1998
(OCoLC)607033796
Online version:
Hellman, Hal, 1927-
Great feuds in science.
New York : Wiley, c1998
(OCoLC)608173367
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Hellman
ISBN: 9780471169802 0471169803 0471350664 9780471350668
OCLC Number: 37560423
Description: xv, 240 p. ; 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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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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Great Feuds in Science

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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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