Chronology of Science

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 502 pages
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Chronology of Science contains approximately 2,000 cross-referenced entries, ranging from 50 to 150 words each, plus identifiers that categorize the entries into core areas (biology, chemistry, physics, marine science, space and astronomy, Earth science, and weather and climate). Also included are introductory and closing essays in each section, sidebars expanding upon important concepts in each time period, figure legends, appendixes directing the reader to further information on specific topics, a bibliography, and an index. This is a helpful reference tool for students looking for basic information about specific scientific events. The entries inspire the reader to investigate the topic further. After reading sections of the book, the reader will have gained accurate information about scientific history, as well as a sense of how scientific discoveries build upon events of the past, and an understanding of the way scientific theories have changed over time.
  

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Contents

Setting the Foundation Science in Antiquity through the First Century BCE
1
Expanding Knowledge First Century CE13th Century CE
45
Science in the Renaissance 13001633
75
Building the Base of Modern Science 16351759
103
Science in the Age of Revolutions 17601850
141
Science Expands as the World Grows Smaller 18511899
197
New Theories and Old 19001945
249
Science in the PostAtomic World 19461979
329
Units and Measurements
445
Periodic Table
454
Glossary
456
Further Reading
465
Internet Resources
476
Societies and Associations
481
Index
483
Copyright

The Expansion of Science in the Information Age 19802007
409

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