The Illustrated Almanac Of Science, Technology, And Invention

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Basic Books, Aug 21, 1997 - Science - 380 pages
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A beautifully illustrated volume, this almanac serves as an invaluable companion for those who have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them. Entertaining and engrossing, this book can be used as a learning tool, a reference book, or as a fun "read." From prehistoric excavations to the invention of the X ray to the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, each entry may surprise, provoke, and titillate you. Explore the wonders of science, invention, and medicine. Learn the important birthdays and dates of invention, as well as some captivating lesser-known stories behind such great names as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Louis Leakey, Neil Armstrong, and many more.

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