The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy

By Rick Beyer
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780061626968, 224pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy

  • Meet 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.

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