Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio.

Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, esp...

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Main Author: Livio, Mario, 1945-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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