Award-winning author and storyteller Jim Weiss sets you right in the middle of the action as Marie Curie and her family triumph over poverty and personal loss to win six Nobel Prizes; as shy Isaac Newton remakes our understanding of the universe and the laws that govern it, then risks his life to destroy a criminal conspiracy that threatens a nation; as Albert Einstein builds the foundations of our modern world and then confronts the results with wisdom and humor; and as Gertrude Elion, Nobel Prize-winning, pioneering biochemist, parlays her joyous love of learning into medical breakthroughs that save thousands of lives and open professional doors for other women.
As dramatic as any great literary classic, and told in Jim Weiss’s warm, accessible style, these stories reveal the personal, professional and societal challenges these geniuses overcame, and shine a light on the nature of genius itself. And as a clear, family-friendly introduction to mathematics and science, listeners will find an inspiring, welcoming world opening up.
Timeline: 1642-1727, 1867-1965, 1879-1955, and 1918-1999
Location: England, Europe, France, and United States
Values: Assertiveness, Caring / Compassion, Confidence, Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Creativity, Determination, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Flexibility, Friendship, Generosity, Helpfulness, Honor, Humility, Idealism, Joyfulness, Kindness, Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness, Patience and Perseverance, Purposefulness, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Service, Steadfastness, Thankfulness, Trust, and Work