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: Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their workâand maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that itâs believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, andÂ that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewittâs Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)
are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentricâand anything but dull.