A terrific review in today’s The Washington Times:
“A fascinating story, told with considerable charm. . . . In between careful explanations of their scientific explorations, Ms Snyder weaves in an account of life in the 19th century and the nonscientific lives of her four subjects; this is a story of friendship as well as science. . . . Writing the biography of four people at once is difficult to pull off, but Ms Snyder manages it well . . . [A] rich history behind the marvels of the modern world.”
Read the full review here.