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They called me mad : genius, madness, and the scientists who pushed the outer limits of knowledge

Author: John Monahan
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Berkeley trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatuses remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this stereotype can be found in the sometimes eccentric real-life men and women who challenged orthodoxy, made waves--and broke new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Monahan
ISBN: 9780425236963 042523696X
OCLC Number: 555647969
Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The real scientists behind the mad scientist --
Eureka! The mad scientist is born --
Sulfur and brimstone: The alchemist's dream --
Transmutation: From alchemy to chemistry --
The bloody path: From grave robbing to modern surgery --
Electrical spectacles and the spark of genius --
Atomic secrets: Unleashing the power of physics --
Bombs and rockets: Mad science goes to war.
Responsibility: John Monahan.

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"From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatuses remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this stereotype can be found in the sometimes eccentric real-life men and women who challenged orthodoxy, made waves--and broke new scientific frontiers."--Page 4 of cover.

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