This is a delightful book. Really informative in a fun way.I had no expectations, but it amazed me. I kinda want to look for others of this collection. I confess that I like reading about discoveries and lifes of the past genius anyhow.
I had so much fun with Isaac Newton and his beefie with Gottfried Leibniz a german mathematician. Who has the biggest ego? The problem was who created the infinitesimal calculus. But, Leibniz released his paper first in 1684 and Newton in 1704 the final version. And there were many accusations.
Galileo never married, but he had a relationship and 3 kids. As they were outside marriage the 2 daughters couldn't marry. That's sad. They even went to the convent. Galileo vs. Aristotle. Aristotle thought differents weights would mean different speed in a fall. But, they have the same speed. The problem lied in the frictional forces from the air. He was a genius, but the pope didn't like what he had to say. So, him and the church hadn't a good relationship. Because he had this little funny theory that Earth wasn't the center of the universe. And it moved. So, in the end he had to sign a confession that the Earth doesn't move. And that it was all made up his theory.
And the woman that gave her life for science: Marie Curie, my favorite. She's daughter of a couple of teachers. They were all smart, but Marie was a little extra. She wanted to go to the university, but couldn't because she's a woman =\ But, some polish girls made a group to be like a "University". It was all hidden.Marie and her sister joined the group. However there was no diploma. Marie went to Paris pursue the dream. As in was another city she had to work to pay her studies. After that, there was romance, marriage and labs. When her husband Pierre died Marie's fame skyrocketed. In a summer she met Paul Langevin, a love flain. However he was married his wife found out the love letters exchanged between the two. There's was even a threat to kill by the wife.
Another fact Marie Curie met Albert Einstein in a conference. Albert thought that she was a little bit of cold, but really really smart. That was after Pierre died.