The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

100 Tales of Invention and Discovery to Astonish, Bewilder, & Stupefy

By Rick Beyer

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061626968, 214pp.

Publication Date: November 2009


100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefyMeet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone.Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope.Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator.Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history.

Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter?The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize?

They're so good, you can't read just one.

About the Author
Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.