One title on the list:
The Scientists by John Gribbin (Random House, $18).Read about the other five books on Johnson's list.
A sprawling, delightful history of science, from the Renaissance on, that emphasizes the people, not the paradigm shifts. Gribbin is most illuminating in the book’s first half, which explores the emergence of the scientific method itself.
The Page 69 Test: John Gribbin's The Fellowship.