Series: Pioneers of Science and Discovery

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Albert Einstein and Relativity (Pioneers of Science & Discovery) by D.J. Raine
Alexander Fleming and Penicillin (Pioneers of science and discovery) by William Howard Hughes
Alfred Nobel; pioneer of high explosives (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Trevor Illtyd Williams
Carl Benz and the motor car (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Doug Nye
Edward Jenner and Vaccination (Pioneers of Science and Discovery) by A.J. Harding Rains
George Eastman and the early photographers; (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Brian Coe
Gregor Mendel and heredity by Wilma B. George
Isaac Newton and Gravity (Pioneers of Science and Discovery) by P. M. Rattansi
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer extraordinary (Pioneers of science and discovery) by David Jenkins
James Cook: Scientist and explorer (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Trevor I. Williams
John Logie Baird and television by Michael Hallett
Leonardo da Vinci and the art of science (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Kenneth D Keele
Louis Pasteur and Microbiology (Pioneers of Science and Discovery) by Harold Ivor Winner
Michael Faraday and electricity (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Brian Bowers
Rudolf Diesel and the diesel engine (Pioneers of science and discovery) by John Frederick Moon
The Stephensons and steam railways (Pioneers of science and discovery) by C.C. Dorman
Thomas Telford, father of civil engineering (Pioneers of science and discovery) by Keith Ellis

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