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Choose from 58 pictures in our Scientists collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Science Photo Library.


Featured Scientists Print

1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist

Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, and US Founding Father (January 17 1706 - April 17 1790). Steel engraving by J. Thompson 1834 with later colouring, after 1778 painting by Duplessis. Dubbed "the First American" he may thus also be considered the first American scientist. His studies of electricity earned him the Royal Society Copeley Medal in 1753 and in 1756 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. After an honorary doctorate from Oxford in 1762 he became "Doctor Franklin". He helped demonstrate the unity of electrical phenomenon, and the existence of positive and negative charge. His celebrated kite flying in storms was designed to show that lightning was electrical. Being struck would be lethal, so he only suggested collecting charge to show that it performed in the same way as laboratory electrical charge. Among his many inventions is the first lightning rod and bifocals

© This image is copyright Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.

Featured Scientists Print

1849 John Gould artist & ornithologist 1849 John Gould artist & ornithologist

John Gould (14 September 1804 - 3 February 1881). Engraving by T.H. Maguire 1849 as part of the friends of the Ipswich Museum series. Gould was a wildlife illustrator and ornithologist born in Lyme Regis who early on became an expert taxidermist and curator at the Zoological Society of London. He took the opportunity to go into ornithology publishing, with his wife, Edward Lear, and others illustrating many of his works. His publications are now considered classics in bird illustration. He also advised Darwin on the birds he brought back from his Beagle voyages. Darwin originally misidentified the finches when he collected them on the Galapagos, and also failed to label them very well. John Gould identified them for him and alerted him to them as a new group of 12 closely related unique species of ground finch. The name 'Darwin's finches' for the group was applied by Percy Lowe in 1936

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Featured Scientists Print

Charles Lyell portrait engraving Stoddart

Frontispiece Volume II of the "Life Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, BART" John Murray publishers 1881. Engraving by Stoddart from a photograph. Sir Charles Lyell (14th November 1797-22 February 1875). Lyell began his career as a lawyer, but abandoned law in 1827 in favour of geology. He became famous for his three volume "Principles of Geology" (1830-1833) which proposed a uniformitarian view of geology as Hutton had before him. He believed geological processes were mostly gradual and ongoing, such that the present can be a guide to the past. His work had a great impact on Charles Darwin who believed he was taking this concept of gradual change into biology. Charles Lyell opposed evolution (transmutation) but was a sympathetic ear and partial convert to Darwinism later in life. In 1863 he published his influential, "Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man"

© This image is copyright Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.