by Dr. V. S. Ramachandran This unique biographical work describes the eccentric, weird, paradoxical, and unusual lifestyles of famous personalities from all walks of life who have lived in the past 2000 years. The biography includes a description, in a concise manner, the contributions and private lifestyles of scientists, royals, politicians, inventors, sportsmen, explorers, musicians, artists, and others. The book is a must-have for historians, students, scientists, general public, teachers, and artists. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S. (Canada), F.R.S.C. (Lond.), F. I. Ceram Soc., F.Amer.Cer.Soc., is an acknowledged world leader in the field of Concrete Science and holds the most prestigious title, Distinguished Researcher, at the National Research Council of Canada. His research career extending over fifty years has resulted in innumerable scientific publications, including twenty books and twenty chapters. Some of them have been translated into other languages. He is a recipient of many awards and honors. His varied interests are obvious from his contributions to magazines and newspapers on topics such as short stories, poems, popular science, and music. Dr. Ramachandran has appeared in various international biographical works. (2006, paperback, 322 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.