Little Book of Beginnings and Breakthroughs in Science - Surendra Verma

Little Book of Beginnings and Breakthroughs in Science

The book traces the myriad of scientific breakthroughs over past four millennia, and uncovers the creative processes of discovery and the triumphs or tragedies of the personalities behind them.

Try to imagine life without antibiotics. Without them, we wouldn't live nearly as long as we do. Or before Louis Pasteur discovered that disease came from micro-organisms, and that bacteria could be killed by heat and disinfectants. The idea caused doctors to wash their hands and sterilize their instruments which continues to save millions of lives every year.

The human curiosity continues to thrive, and the 'little globe of sunshine' remains with us, a symbol of those eureka moments that herald scientific breakthroughts.


Surendra Verma (born 1942) is an Indian-Australian journalist and writer of science books explaining scientific topics to a general audience. His books have received positive reviews, and have been published in Australia, UK, US and India and have been translated into 14 languages.

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