Book Description: The great minds of the past are still with us today, in many ways. Individuals who explored the natural world hundreds of years ago have given us a treasure of knowledge in all the sciences. In this exciting series from educator/author John Hudson Tiner, short biographies of the world's most gifted thinkers will inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Study the life of the "forgotten" inventor, Joseph Henry, whose exploration of electricity set the standard for later innovators. Find out how a personal tragedy paved the way for Samuel F. B. Morse to put aside his painting and develop the telegraph. These valuable learning guides will give students accurate accounts of lives from the annals of science, and explain what those scientists believed about the world around them.