Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Kathryn Harkup (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury SIGMA
Publish Date
February 06, 2018
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.2 X 8.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781472933737
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About the Author

Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. Kathryn completed a doctorate on her favorite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realizing that talking, writing, and demonstrating science was more appealing than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood. For six years she ran the outreach in engineering, computing, physics, and math at the University of Surrey, which involved writing talks on science topics that would appeal to bored teenagers (anything disgusting or dangerous was usually the most popular). Kathryn is now a freelance science communicator delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science. Her previous books include A is for Arsenic, published by Bloomsbury in 2015.

Reviews

"Harkup's fun potpourri of science and history should prove satisfying to both science readers and literary aficionados." - Publishers Weekly

"A lucid and entertaining book." - Kirkus

". . . fascinating for those interested in the development of science fiction and in the difficult life of one of the genre's first authors." - Library Journal

". . . lucidly illuminates Shelley's investment in the rapidly expanding knowledge of chemistry, biology, and electricity of her times, and reminds us of how "Frankenstein" helped inspire technological developments, such as the pacemaker." - Wall Street Journal