eBook Timelines of Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465421238
  • ISBN-13: 9781465421234
  • DDC: 509
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web, our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Timelines of Science takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past--and how it may shape the future. Timelines of Science has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global coverage of all major scientific advances. Groundbreaking thinkers such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin are covered, with their discoveries clearly explained and situated in scientific history with illustrated timelines. Revolutionary innovations such as measuring time, gears and plastics are detailed alongside scientific artefacts such as navigation tools and flying machines. Timelines of Science is perfect for anyone interested in invention and innovation with exciting discoveries to be made by all.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
1: Before Science Began 2.5 MYA–799 CE.
2: Early Metallurgy.
3: The Story of the Wheel.
4: The Story of Geometry.
5: Understanding Simple Machines.
6: The European and Islamic Renaissance 800–1542.
7: Understanding Stars.
8: The Story of Gears.
9: The Age of Discovery 1543–1788.
10: The Story of Anatomy.
11: Measuring Instruments.
12: Medicine.
13: Understanding Planetary Orbits.
14: The Story of Measuring Time.
15: Microscopes.
16: Understanding Newton's Laws of Motion.
17: Navigation Tools.
18: Meteorological Instruments.
19: The Age of Revolutions 1789–1894.
20: Fossils.
21: The Story of the Engine.
22: Understanding Compounds and Reactions.
23: The Story of Calculating Machines.
24: Understanding Cells.
25: Understanding Evolution.
26: Surgery.
27: The Story of Sound Recording.
28: The Atomic Age 1895–1945.
29: Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation.
30: Flying Machines.
31: Understanding Relativity.
32: Understanding Atomic Structure.
33: The Story of Plastics.
34: Understanding Radioactivity.
35: The Information Age 1946–2013.
36: Understanding DNA.
37: The Story of Oceanography.
38: The Story of Space Exploration.
39: Communication.
40: Understanding Global Warming.
41: The Story of Robotics.
42: Understanding Cosmology.
43: Reference.
44: Measurements and Units.
45: Physics.
46: Chemistry.
47: Biology.
48: Astronomy and Space.
49: Earth Science.
Who’s Who.