Canadian Scientists and Inventors

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Pembroke Publishers Limited, 2008 - Inventors - 216 pages
More than 200 years of profiles and discoveries that range from apples to BlackBerrys, from steamships to jet engines, from vaccines to lasers are covered. They reflect the significant milestones in 5 major areas - communication, discovery, electronics, health, and transportation.
 

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Contents

People Who Shaped Our World
7
Research Scientist RNA Research
10
Medical Researchers Discovery of Insulin
14
Inventor Telephone and Transportation Technologies
20
Astronomer Discovery of the First Black Hole
24
Inventor The Snowmobile
28
Astronaut Neurobiologist Medical Research Space Exploration
31
Research Scientist Invention of Neutron Spectrometer
35
Inventor The BlackBerry
116
Research Scientist Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions
121
Research Scientist Theory of Enzyme Kinetics
125
Research Scientist Commercial Production of Helium
130
Inventor Sport of Basketball
135
Innovator Chiropractics
137
Inventor Screw Propeller for Ships
141
Research Scientist Chemical Laser Research
145

Research Scientist Research in Radioactivity Codiscovery of Radon
39
Inventor The Electron Microscope
44
Entrepreneur Commercial Transatlantic Steamship Travel
48
Inventors Halftone Printing Process and Photojournalism
53
Research Scientist Mass Production of Polio Vaccine
59
Inventor Newsprint from Wood Fibres
66
Inventor Radio and Electronic Communication Devices
70
Inventor Transcontinental Railway Standard Time System
75
Design Engineer Avro Arrow FighterInterceptor Aircraft
80
Inventor Kerosene and the Petrochemical Industry
87
Research Scientist Molecular Research of Free Radicals
91
Inventor The WalkieTalkie
95
Astronomer Specializing in Variable Stars
99
Medical Researcher How Visual Information is Received by the Brain
102
Medical Researcher Hormones for Cancer Treatment
105
Research Scientist Cobalt Bomb for Cancer Treatment
109
Medical Researcher Genetic Code of DNA Molecule
113
Research Scientist Development of Marquis Wheat
149
Research Scientist Laser Spectroscopy CoInvention of the Laser
154
Research Scientist Mutations of DNA
158
Inventor Transmission of Photographs by Radio Waves
163
Research Scientist Genetics Environmental Activism
168
Research Scientist Electron Transfer in Metals
172
Research Scientist Exploring the Structure of the Atom
176
Inventor Variable Pitch Aircraft Propeller
180
Land Surveyor Scientist Discovery of Dinosaurs Bones
185
Inventor Alkaline Battery
191
Inventor Worlds First Drilled Oil Well
194
Inventor Acetylene and the Carbide Industry
198
Inventor Electric Streetcar and the Electrical Industry
204
Discoveries by Theme
209
Bibliography
210
Index
212
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