Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science

  • Title: Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science
  • Author: Claire Eamer S.A. Boothroyd
  • ISBN: 9781554515356
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before the World Was Ready Stories of Daring Genius in Science Eight fascinating tales of scientists and inventors ahead of their time In this thought provoking book you ll find out what happened when people weren t ready to listen to innovators who came up with
    Eight fascinating tales of scientists and inventors ahead of their time In this thought provoking book, you ll find out what happened when people weren t ready to listen to innovators who came up with revolutionary ideas Discover how Alfred Wegener struggled to convince geologists that the ground beneath our feet is moving, why mad scientist Nikola Tesla s futuristic iEight fascinating tales of scientists and inventors ahead of their time In this thought provoking book, you ll find out what happened when people weren t ready to listen to innovators who came up with revolutionary ideas Discover how Alfred Wegener struggled to convince geologists that the ground beneath our feet is moving, why mad scientist Nikola Tesla s futuristic ideas about electricity were dismissed, why Charles Darwin delayed publishing his controversial theory of evolution for decades, and how Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace nearly invented the first computer in the 1800s You ll also meet Copernicus, who proposed a sun centered model of the universe Ignaz Semmelweis, who tried in vain to persuade doctors to use disinfection methods the aviation pioneer George Cayley, whose ideas were decades ahead of the technology that would make them work and Rachel Carson, who sounded the first alarm about the effects of pesticides on wildlife Nowadays, we think of these scientists as heroes, but they all endured great personal hardships for daring to think differently Enlivened by colorful and witty illustrations, these compelling stories of great minds and often eccentric personalities are sure to draw in young readers Look around can you spot the next world shaking idea

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    About Claire Eamer S.A. Boothroyd


    1. I m a writer of non fiction for kids, mainly science and a little history My books are published by Annick Press and available through all the usual commercial distributors, including major online bookstores I also write children s magazine articles, popular science articles for adults, and do a variety of contract writing, mostly related to science.


    385 Comments


    1. I learned about inspiring people including Copernicus, Aristarchus (see note below) and others as I read this book; With fun illustrations that say a 1000 words and tons of information presented in an easy to understand and enjoy style, this book will be treasured by kids and adults who enjoy science (and those who enjoy reading in general!).Did you know who invented the spyglass? Read this to find out more about the spyglass inventor and about lesser known geniuses who should have been well-kno [...]

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    2. What is there to say about a book like this? There are tons of facts and curiosities about earthshattering ideas and thoughts. From Copernicus to Tesla, with a very interesting chapter on Darwin. It's very well written and the drawings are also very cute.In fact the only reason I don't give it a 5 star rating is because of the drawings of humans. For me they are plain ugly, even worse because, according to the illustrator's biography she draws with her left (non-dominatn) hand?!? What is that, a [...]

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    3. I wish more educational books were like this one -- informative but still entertaining. I read it straight through (stopping only to sleep)!The stories are interesting and informative, with good explanations as to why the world wasn't yet ready for each of the advancements discussed. Each chapter also includes little pop-out sections that present related people and ideas.I would absolutely recommend this book to kids interested in science, those who like biographies, and anyone with a bit of a p [...]

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    4. This book contains, as the subtitle tells us, "stories of daring genius in science." They're told in simple language with adorable illustrations. Each chapter has a dominant story (for example, Copernicus and the knowledge that planets revolve around the sun) and then continues with follow-up research and segments about earlier research that, for one reason or another, was dismissed or not further researched. Though predominantly about white Western males, there are many references to women and [...]

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    5. This is a fun group biography of people who were ahead of their time when it came to ideas of how things work or should work. Though their peers may have thought them crazy, we today know that they were brilliant and contributed greatly to our current society. The format is like that of a chapter book. The sections are short and accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations. The reader will not only learn about the great thinkers themselves but how the world and society has changed over the years.

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    6. Adorable method of bringing science discoveries to the minds of children with engaging art to keep them interested and wanting to turn the page to discover more. The way it was written, small ideas could be planted in young minds with the hopes of getting them to see their world a bit differently and perhaps with more wisdom. Who knows, the next scientist could be reading this book and wondering how they could help change something they've noticed or will discover.

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    7. I didn't want this book to end, wanted to keep reading about daring geniuses who kept asking questions and pursuing their ideas despite opposition from their peers. Our world is much better for their persistence.The layout, writing, and comical illustrations will make this a hit among the target age group, grades 4 - 7, and would make a great read-aloud for younger children. You just might be cultivating the next "trailbreaker"!

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    8. This is a fun and easy-to-read book for children and adults. The title says it all as the book is about scientists who had great insights, but their discoveries were not accepted or appreciated in their own lifetimes (but now are). The eight chapters cover the expected Copernicus and Darwin, but also Wegener (plate techtonics), Tesla (electicity), Babbage (computer), Semmelweis (hygiene in medicine), Cayley (flying), and Carson (pesticide effects).

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    9. I just loved the conversational tone of this entertaining and informative collective biography. The whimsical illustrations added to its appeal. There's a lot of information packed in here. A great addition to any library collection.

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    10. This book was okay. I learned a lot about the environment. I thought the hole book was interesting but just not what I like to read. Overall this book was pretty good.

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    11. A great introduction to many people who worked to change, improve, and inspire the world. Perfectly written for youth and charmingly illustrated.

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