100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Science - 255 pages
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Brimming with fascinating and fun facts about 100 scientific breakthroughs, this collection presents the real stories behind the history of science, at the same time offering a panoramic overview of the history of science and an introduction to some of the most important scientists in history. Grades 6 and uP.

Throughout history, science has changed lives and dramatically altered the way in which the universe is perceived. Focusing on the 100 most significant scientific events of all time--from Archimedes' discovery of the two fundamental principles underlying physics and engineering (levers and buoyancy) in 260 B.C.E. to human anatomy, Jupiter's moons, electrons, black holes, the human genome, and more--storyteller Kendall Haven has created a ready reference for those seeking information on science discoveries.

 

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Contents

Levers and Buoyancy
3
The Sun Is the Center of the Universe
5
Human Anatomy
7
The Law of Falling Objects
9
Planetary Motion
11
Jupiters Moons
13
Human Circulatory System
15
Air Pressure
17
Relativity
114
Vitamins
117
Radioactive Dating
119
Function of Chromosomes
121
Antibiotics
124
Fault Lines
126
Superconductivity
128
Atomic Bonding
131

Boyles Law
19
The Existence of Cells
21
Universal Gravitation
23
Fossils
25
Distance to the Sun
27
Bacteria
29
Laws of Motion
31
Order in Nature
33
Galaxies
36
The Nature of Electricity
38
Oceans Control Global Weather
40
Oxygen
43
Photosynthesis
45
Conservation of Matter
47
The Nature of Heat
49
Erosion of the Earth
51
Vaccinations
53
Infrared and Ultraviolet
55
Anesthesia
57
Atoms
59
Electrochemical Bonding
61
The Existence of Molecules
63
Electromagnetism
65
First Dinosaur Fossil
67
Ice Ages
69
Calories Units of Energy
71
Conservation of Energy
73
Doppler Effect
75
Germ Theory
77
The Theory of Evolution
79
Atomic Light Signatures
81
Electro magnetic RadiationRadio Waves
83
Heredity
86
DeepSea Life
88
Periodic Chart of Elements
90
Cell Division
92
XRays
95
Blood Types
97
Electron
99
Virus
101
Mitochondria
103
Radioactivity
105
Atmospheric Layers
107
Hormones
109
E mc2
111
Isotopes
133
Earths Core and Mantle
136
Continental Drift
138
Black Holes
140
Insulin
142
Neurotransmitters
144
Human Evolution
146
Quantum Theory
148
Expanding Universe
150
Uncertainty Principle
153
Speed of Light
155
Penicillin
158
Antimatter
160
Neutron
163
Cell Structure
165
The Function of Genes
167
Ecosystem
169
Weak and Strong Force
171
Metabolism
174
Coelacanth
176
Nuclear Fission
178
Blood Plasma
181
Semiconductor Transistor
183
The Big Bang
185
Definition of Information
188
Jumpin Genes
190
Fusion
192
Origins of Life
194
DNA
196
Seafloor Spreading
199
The Nature of the Atmosphere
201
Quarks
203
Quasars and Pulsars
205
Complete Evolution
208
Dark Matter
211
The Nature of Dinosaurs
213
Planets Exist Around Other Stars
215
Accelerating Universe
218
Human Genome
220
References
223
Discoveries by Scientific Field
229
Scientists
233
The Next 40
237
Index
239
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Kendall Haven is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.

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