Science Secrets

The Truth About Darwin's Finches, Einstein's Wife, and Other Myths

By Martínez, Alberto A.

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978-0-82294-407-2
Publisher
Univ. of Pittsburgh


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Reviewed on May 1, 2011

Did Galileo really study gravity by dropping objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as many of us learned in school? According to science historian Martínez (history, Univ. Texas, Austin; Kinematics: The Lost Origins of Einstein's Relativity), a rich variety of tall tales, myths, and fictitious accounts have congealed around famous scientists "like plaster, paint, and acrylic gloss." In a laudable effo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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