This book contains real life stories and fascinating facts about the origins of some of the most important scientific discoveries in history. It covers such diverse subjects as geology, the solar system, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The development of each scientific theory and discovery is detailed over each double page, showing not only how scientists discovered them, but also how they have influenced the other discoveries that followed. It is humorously illustrated by Adam Larkum. It contains a full glossary of technical terms and Internet-links to encourage further learning.