eBook Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028662482
  • ISBN-13: 9780028662480
  • DDC: 503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology will cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. The set aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Features and Benefits

  • Over 300 entries with accompanying bibliographies and "see also" information.
  • More than 600 figures, illustrations, and photographs.
  • Timeline highlighting major discoveries in science.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 002866244X | ISBN-13: 9780028662442

Reviews

"In this work, he has penned an entertaining, informative, introduction that discusses the nature of science and briefly traces its development from ancient to the 20th century."

— James Trefil

Table of Contents

Airplane.
Alvarez Hypothesis.
Anesthesia.
Animal Behavior.
Antimatter.
Antiseptics.
Apollo 11.
Apollo Program.
Archaea.
Assembly Line.
Atmosphere, General Circulation Models of the.
Atom, Structure of.
Atomic Bomb.
Atomic Clock.
Atomic Theory of Matter.
Automobile.
Avogardro''s Law.
Battery.
Big Bang.
Binary Stars.
Black Holes.
Blackbody Radiation.
Bose-Einstein Condensates.
Brain Connectomics, Human.
Brain Lateralization.
Cancer, Molecular Basis of.
Cell Division and Differentiation.
Cell Metabolism.
Cell Signaling.
Cell Structure.
Census of Marine Life.
Chaos Theory.
Charge Coupled Device.
Chemical Bond.
Chlorophyll and Photosynthesis.
Classical Conditioning.
Climate Change.
Clouds, Classification of.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy.
Comets, Missions to.
Computed Tomography.
Computers, History of.
Conservation of Mass, Law of.
Cosmic Microwave Background.
Dark Energy.
Dark Matter.
DNA Structure.
DNA: The Genetic Material.
Dolly the Sheep.
Doppler Effect.
Drosophila.
Dynamite.
Early Space Flight.
Early Universe and Unified Field Theories.
Earth Observations from Space.
Earthquakes.
Earth''s Core.
Electric Charge.
Electric Light.
Electric Motor.
Electrical Circuits and Resistance.
Electricity and Magnetism, Relationships between.
Electromagnetic Fields.
Electromagnetic Waves.
Electron Microscope.
Electron, Discovery of.
Electron, Mass and Charge of.
Elements.
E-mail.
Energy Source of Stars.
Evolution, Trends in.
Evolutionary Developmental Biology.
Exoplanets.
Extinctions, History of.
Fiber Optics.
fMRI.
Fossil Record.
Galactic Structure.
Galaxies, Nature of.
Gel Electrophoresis.
Gene Regulatory Networks.
Genes Recognized as Basis of Life.
Genetic Code.
Genetic Engineering, Beginnings.
Genetically Modified Organisms, Animals.
Genetically Modified Organisms, Plants.
Geologic Map that Changed the World.
Geologic Time.
Global Positioning System.
Great Observatories.
Group Selection.
Growth Factors.
Gulf Stream.
Hertzsrung-Russell Diagram.
Higgs Boson.
Hippocampus'' Role in Learning and Memory.
HIV/AIDS as a Disease.
Hominin Fossil.
Hormones.
Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble''s Law.
Hydrogen Bomb.
Ice Ages.
Igneous Rocks, Evolution of.
Immunity, Innate and Adaptive.
In Vitro Ferilization.
Insulin.
Integrated Circuit.
Internal Combustion Engine.
Internet.
Jet Engine.
Jupiter.
Kuiper Belt Objects.
Lasers.
Le Chatelier''s Principle.
Life Cycles of Stars.
Lifespan Extension.
Light, Nature of.
Light, Speed of.
Living Coelacanth.
Locomotive.
London Cholera Epidemic.
Lunar Rovers.
Marine Biological Stations, History of.
Mars.
Mass-Energy Equivalence.
Materials, Composite.
Mercury.
Metamorphic Rock.
Meteors and Meteorites.
Microbes Cause Disease.
Minerals, Chemical Classification of.
Mitochondria.
Mobile Communications and Computing.
Mhorovicic Discontinuity.
Nanotechnology.
Natural Selection.
Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Neuronal Structure and Plasticity.
Neurons, Electrical Properties of.
Neurotransmission.
Neutron, Discovery of.
Novae and Supernovae.
Origin of Species.
Photography.
Plate Tectonics.
Psychiatry and Treatment of Mental Illness.
Quantum Mechanics.
Regenerative Medicine.
Relativity.
Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics.
Stem Cells, Embryonic.
Thermodynamics.
Visual Systems.
Voyage of HMS Beagle.
Voyage of HMS Challenger.
X-rays.