Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project

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Lisa Rosner
ABC-CLIO, 2002 - Reference - 566 pages

From the Stone Age to the Information Age, this one-volume reference work puts the basic road map of scientific progress at the reader's fingertips.


* Chronologies divided into subject areas including astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, and physics

* 16 feature essays on critical scientific achievements such as the origins of mathematics, the discovery of X-rays, and the discovery of the structure of DNA

* Hundreds of illustrations, diagrams such as molecular structures and polymerization, and photographs of key scientists such as John Muir, Rachel Carson, and James Lovelock

* Over 800 brief bibliographies of key scientists from every age and continent

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Contents

Feature Essays
10
Biographies
353
Further Reading
397
Weblinks
403
Glossary
435
Index
529
Copyright

About the author (2002)

Lisa Rosner is professor of historical studies at Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ.

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