365 Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries

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Wiley, 1994 - Science - 229 pages
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Did you know: Chinese ducks store most of the world's supply of flu viruses; 100 million women are missing and presumed dead; there is a battery so tiny that 100 fit into a single human red blood cell; some bacteria thrive in boiling-hot water?
Smart, witty, and always crystal clear, science reporter Sharon Bertsch McGrayne tells you all about the biggest, fastest, oldest, smallest, newest, coldest, flattest, hottest...and undeniably most amazing plants, animals, places, things, and ideas in the known universe. Now she gives you a great way to fill the gaps in your knowledge of recent developments in medicine and health, engineering and technology, earth science, zoology, chemistry, computer science, physics, astronomy, and mathematics. Here are hundreds of extraordinary facts guaranteed to deliver astonishing, up-to-the-minute information.

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Contents

Engineering and Technology
15
Zoology and Animal Physiology
57
Plant Science
79
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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of several critically-acclaimed books about scientific discoveries, including "Prometheans in the Lab", "Nobel Prize Women in Science", and "Blue Genes and Polyester Plants".

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