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In writing for Decoded Science, I found I was drawn to the stories of those who - despite seminal accomplishments - were not acknowledged by their peers, and remain, for the most part, unknown to the general public. This book is about six such individuals. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but a representation of those scientists and others who do great things, but do not receive the recognition they deserve.


I wish to thank Victoria Nicks, DecodedScience.com founder and chief editor, for her support and encouragement. Without her, there would be no eBook.


This book is dedicated to my wife, Pat, for all the years of love and support.




Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2: Georges Lemaitre: Discovered the Expansion of the Universe

Chapter 3: Henrietta Swan Leavitt: Unsung Female Science Pioneer

Chapter 4: Pascual Jordan: Forgotten Quantum Pioneer  

Chapter 5: The Remarkable Discoveries of Fritz Zwicky

Chapter 6: Joe Kittinger: The First Human in Space

Chapter 7: Alexander Friedmann: Unsung Hero of Modern Cosmology

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