What's the Point of Science?
Discover the amazing men and women who challenged conventional thinking and put their lives at risk to learn about everything, from planetary orbits and gold to germs, and from gunpowder to radioactivity. What's the Point of Science? explains in super-simple terms how science really works and why it changed the world. It's packed with surprising facts, tales of ingenuity and endeavour, and beautiful, unique illustrations. This book is about how scientists changed the world, one breakthrough at a time, and it is guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and entertain everybody who picks it up.