Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Sword Fights, Book Burnings, Assorted Kings, Seditious Verse, and the Birth of the Modern World
, History Of Science
, Womens Studies
, 18th Century
The history isn't all that rigorous, and Bodanis hammers the living crap out of you with his point, but the story is terrific and well-told; yeah, this is worth a look.