Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia.
"...if her [Susan Wise Bauer's] mission was to make an often
out-of-reach subject accessible and-while science arguably is
always relevant-feel more relevant, because you've gained an
appreciation for the motivation, challenges and significance behind
it, as well as its joys and quirks and brilliance, she's done a
great job." -- The Herald
"...a masterly account of the great minds who have helped expand human knowledge, from the earliest philosophers onwards." -- Sky at Night