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Great Scientists and their Discoveries written by David Angus performed by Clare Corbett and Benjamin Soames on CD (Abridged)

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How did the great scientists make their remarkable discoveries? And what kind of men were they? This companion volume to "Inventors and their Inventions" introduces the work of 10 men to younger readers, and range from the world of Ancient Greece to the 20th century discovery of DNA.

Great Victorians written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames and Georgina Sutton on Audio CD (Abridged)

Great Victorians written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames and Georgina Sutton on Audio CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781781980989
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  153 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  David Angus
Performer 1:  Benjamin Soames
Performer 2:  Georgina Sutton

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The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. Science was undergoing a revolution, enabled by the...

groundbreaking work of Michael Faraday, who led the Royal Institution. Great swathes of Central Africa were mapped by the explorer David Livingstone and the understanding of humankind's place in the world was being redefined by the theories of the great naturalist Charles Darwin.

Brunel's steam-driven ships were connecting continents and Florence Nightingale's work in hospitals helped lay the foundations for modern nursing.

In literature, Charles Dickens put the lives of ordinary men and women at the centre of great novels for the first time, and in politics Britain was completely transformed by the reforms of William Gladstone.

Written exclusively for Naxos AudioBooks, Great Victorians captures a fascinating period in world history.

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