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by Sarah K. Bolton

1887); Famous American Authors (New York, 1887); Famous American Statesmen (New York, 1888); Some Successful Women (Boston, 1888); Famous Men of Science (New York, 1889); Famous European Artists (New York, 18901; English Authors of the Nineteenth Century (New York. 1890); English Statesmen of Queen Victoria's Reign (New York, 1891); Famous Types of Womanhood (New York). Between 1863 and 1902, Bolton wrote many poems, children's books and biographical sketches, including: "Orlean Lamar, and other poems" (New York, 1863).

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Famous Men of Science By: Sarah K. Bolton. New york thomas y. crowell & company publishers. First Page: Famous men of science. Presswork by berwick & smith, boston, mass. This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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Famous Men of Science. Bolton, Sarah Knowles, 1841-1916. From the Brittle Books digitization program at the Ohio State University Libraries. Public Domain Mark . Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Carl Linnaeus, Baron Cuvier, Sir William and Caroline Herschel, Alexander von Humboldt, Sir Humphrey Davy, John James Audubon, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Sir Charles Lyell, Joseph Henry, Louis Agassiz, Francis Trevelyan Buckland. ark:/13960/t7bs1c36x. One fee. Stacks of books.

Famous Men of Science - Sarah Knowles Bolton. These sketches show how young men have overcome difficulties, sometimes poverty, sometimes illness; how they have made failures before finding their true vocation. They show the results of energy, perseverance, and untiring devotion; how a cheerful face and a hopeful spirit like Agassiz's, or a gentle and kindly nature like Darwin's, can win its way against opposition. A sketch of Benjamin Franklin, which otherwise would have a place in this volume, will be found in Famous American Statesmen; also one of Michael Faraday, in Poor Boys Who Became Famous.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Famous Men of Science, published in 1889, is a collection of 14 biographical sketches written by American author Sarah Knowles Bolton. In the late 19th century, Bolton published a whole series of such biographical collections, with titles like Poor Boys Who Became Famous, Famous American Statesmen, and Famous European Artists. Although it doesn’t appear to be intended for a young audience, Famous Men of Science is definitely a popular history aimed at the masses. The biographical sketches have the feeling of deliberate simplification, like articles out of Reader’s Digest or something from Chicken Soup for the Scientific Soul. Given this approach, it’s hard to tell how much of the information is reliable, and how much is folklore, but Bolton does quote extensively from the letters and diaries of the figures she profiles.

While relating the events and accomplishments of her subjects’ lives, Bolton makes blatant efforts to draw moral lessons from their examples, often concluding paragraphs with chestnuts like “Those only succeed who have sufficient force of character to make time for what they wish to do,” or “Little can be expected from those who are easily satisfied.” She also goes out of her way to emphasize the Christian piety and spiritual fortitude of these scientific heroes, even the ones who were likely materialists. She has a tendency to digress from the scientific research by focusing on stories of love, friendship, and family. In the chapter on Sir Humphrey Davy, for instance, Bolton concentrates so much on his personal character and relationships that I’m not sure I even understand what his great contributions to science were. Bolton just assumes you already know that, as any good student of the 19th century would.

Nevertheless, you do learn a lot of fascinating details about these individuals, like Galileo’s struggles to support a family of deadbeats, or the fact that Louis Agassiz was so blind he had to feel fossils with his tongue. Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, had a very successful career as an artist prior to becoming an inventor, and Bolton gives his artistic accomplishments their proper due. I consider myself pretty well-versed in the life of Charles Darwin, but I knew almost nothing about the personal histories of Carl Linnaeus, Georges Cuvier, or Alexander von Humboldt. Though Bolton’s sketches are anything but comprehensive, she has provided me with enough information to know that I’d like to look into the works of these great naturalists and seek out more recent and complete biographies on them.

Despite the weaknesses in the writing, and the egregious number of typos (no spelling check was ever applied to the scanned text), this really is an enjoyable read. It transports you back to the glory days of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, prior to the era of specialization, when science was like the Wild West: full of opportunities for anyone willing to work hard and stake their claim. You didn’t need rigid credentials to make advances in a given discipline; you just did the work. Almost all of these luminaries excelled in more than one field. Humboldt’s range of interests was truly staggering, stretching across almost the entire breadth of the sciences and humanities. It’s difficult to imagine any scientist today having the freedom to explore the diversity of knowledge that these men did. Famous Men of Science is a fun read for anyone who admires these polymaths of the past. It is no substitute for real biographies of Newton, Herschel, Audubon, etc., but it really does generate enthusiasm for the history of science and whets your appetite for more.
I love both science and biographies, but I can't say I've read any really inspiring and well-written anthologies of famous scientists until this one. Bolton tells the lives of 14 influential scientists, beginning with Galileo, in a very warm and motivating manner, along with a gentle "moralizing" tone which is so rare today, where you mostly get either preachy on one the hand or amoral on the other. For example, she often emphasizes the sacrifices these men made and the hard work which made their success.

Sarah Bolton wrote a host of biographies, and I plan to look into more of them.

The writing level in this book would be suitable for older children interested in science and up.

(This review is based on the free kindle edition).
Fascinating. Amazing men I never knew of and learned more of those I thought I knew. What dedication to expanding the knowledge of the human race at the sacrifice of their own lives. Will be re reading it again in the future.
A good and informative book. It inspiring to see the manner in which men of accomplishment conducted themselves. Examples to emulate.
This book was short and not difficult to read. In addition it provided a great deal of significant scientific information.
This book was a very interesting read, and conveyed so much more than just a run down of scientists. I learned facts about these men that I had never known and found the brief biographies well written and engaging. I would almost consider this book a inspirational writing. It's far from dry and fact listing, which I actually expected. I found it beautifully written.
Good reading!
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Sarah K. Bolton
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