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The Amazing Discoveries of 100 Brilliant Scientists

Abigail Wheatley, Lan Cook, Rob Lloyd Jones, Leonard Dupond, Various

The Amazing Discoveries of 100 Brilliant Scientists


  • Facts & Information - lists, stats and plenty of facts
  • History Time - blasts from the past

Average rating

5 out 5

9 reviews

From atoms and X-rays to the Big Bang and the Internet, brilliant breakthroughs by successful scientists have changed the world. Dip inside this intriguing book to read the stories of 100 scientists and their amazing discoveries, including Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites where you can meet amazing scientists and try online activities.



I liked the book because I found out new things about scientists. To get 5 out 5 this book should have more excitement (images and colours).

Superintendent Catapult Moonbeam 17.08.2023


This was a factual book including lots of people who improved our lives, like Alexander Fleming who found a vaccine for chicken pox. I found this book really interesting.

King Virgil Gooseberry 17.08.2023


I loved the scientific facts

Countess Lacey Dangerous 15.08.2023


I liked this book because I learnt a lot about who invented the everyday items that we use everyday and who the were named after. I liked Maria sybilla merman the most.It interested me because I learnt about what experiments the scientists conducted to find the things that are used even today to save millions of lives.lastly,I would recommend this book to my friends because I had an amazing time reading it.

Duchess Kiki Eragon 27.11.2022


I liked this book because I learnt a lot about who invented the ever

Duchess Kiki Eragon 27.11.2022


Great to read about some amazing people!

Prince Pug Vampire 13.08.2022


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it was very interesting. It interested me because it contained fantastic facts about the hidden or known discoveries of famous or less popular scientists and mathematicians such as Brahmagupta, Srinivas Brahmagupta, Chandra and Satyendra Nath Bose. I would recommend it to other people, especially people who are interested in STEM.

Commander Hank Rubber-duck 11.08.2022


I enjoyed this book because it had lots of fantastic facts about 100 brilliant scientists. It interested me because of the scientists who have changed the world like Tu Youyou who saved a million people by malaria (a disease caused by mosquitos). I would recommend this book to my friends.

Coach Merlin Pipistrel 11.08.2022


Albert Einstein is really kind of weird

Officer Pansy Peanut-butter 03.08.2022

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