Title: The How and Why Wonder Book of Famous Scientists
Author: Jean Bethell
Illustrator: Jo Kotula
Year: 1967 (First Edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers, Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "In every field of science [chemistry, physics, mathematics, &c.] there are certain men and women whose work has been outstanding. […] This book will [tell] you more about scientists, how they work and what kind of people they are. Perhaps you, too, will come to share the one thing that all scientists, everywhere, have in common: an intense desire to discover new truths about the world [we] live in." Contains articles written in an engaging and accessible style about 15 scientific pioneers from the ancient world through to the mid-20th Century, including: Archimedes, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein.
Illustrated with superb full-colour, two-tone monochrome, and b&w paintings.
Pictorial covers. Minor crease to upper corner (refer to image) and where the front cover meets the centre of the spine. Negligible scuffing along lower edge, else covers are in excellent order. Internally, the pages are lightly tanned (standard fare in a paperback of this vintage), but remain crisp, bright, and free from any foxing or marking.
Measures 27.5 cm × 20.5 cm (11″ × 8.2″). Large 4to. 48 pp.