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This is an auction for PASSIONATE MINDS: THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC AFFAIR, by David Bodanis.

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"This is a really great book,very well written & easy to read, provided great historical information in a story-like easy to read way. I highly recommend it."

"This has something for everyone. Do you like romance, scandal, tragedy, humor, science, math, philosophy or social histories? It's all in there. Quite tragically, Emilie has been relegated to the dust bin of history. If you've read Voltaire, you know him in a singular dimension if you haven't read and absorbed Emilie's indelible fingerprint on his life. One of the best books I read last year, it's a tragedy in that Emilie died too young and her work does not survive her. Who knows what contributions she made in mathematics and sciences? Truly, you may get the idea her intellect transcended that of her lover Voltaire and you might not be far wrong."

"I believe it can be highly beneficial to gift this book to teenage girls interested in math and science. I have already given it to the little sisters of multiple friends, and they have absolutely loved it. In addition to giving them a wonderful female role model in science and math, they also get to learn about the Enlightenment, Voltaire, France, Germany, etc. So, on top of being inspiring, it's also very educational."

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Paperback 2007.

312 pages + 8 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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