Science and Scientists, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587653613
  • ISBN-13: 9781587653612
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1189 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

The three volumes of Science and Scientists cover 245 of the most important breakthroughs or milestones in the history of science, cross-referenced to link those that built on others, from ancient times to the present day. These essays are accompanied by 125 sidebars on concepts, episodes, or scientists behind the discoveries. Each essay opens with a brief definition of the topic and a summary of its significance, followed by a list of the central figures involved. The text of each essay follows, broken by informative subheads. Cross-references to other essays in these volumes follow, and each essay ends with a listing of core resources for "Further Reading." Each essay is approximately 4-5 pages long.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Contributors.
Alphabetical List of Contents.
1: Abstract Algebra.
2: AIDS.
3: Alpha Decay.
4: Amino Acids.
5: Anesthesia.
6: Antisepsis.
7: Artificial Intelligence.
8: Aspirin.
9: Atmospheric Circulation.
10: Atmospheric Pressure.
11: Atomic Nucleus.
12: Atomic Structure.
13: Atomic Theory of Matter.
14: Australopithecus.
15: Axiom of Choice.
16: Ballistics.
17: Bell Curve.
18: Big Bang.
19: Binomial Classification.
20: Black Holes.
21: Blood Circulation.
22: Blood Groups.
23: Blue Baby Surgery.
24: Boolean Logic.
25: Bourbaki Project.
26: Boyle's Law.
27: Brahe's Supernova.
28: Buckminsterfullerene.
29: Calculus.
30: Carbon Dioxide.
31: Cassini-Huygens Mission.
32: Cell Theory.
33: Celsius Temperature Scale.
34: Cepheid Variables.
35: Chandrasekhar Limit.
36: Chaotic Systems.
37: Chlorofluorocarbons.
38: Chromosomes.
39: Citric Acid Cycle.
40: Cloning.
41: Compton Effect.
42: Conductivity.
43: Contagion.
44: Continental Drift.
45: Copernican Revolution.
46: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
47: Cosmic Rays.
48: Cro-Magnon Man.
49: D'Alembert's Axioms of Motion.
50: Dead Sea Scrolls.
51: Decimals and Negative Numbers.
52: Definite Proportions Law.
53: Diffraction.
54: Diphtheria Vaccine.
55: DNA Fingerprinting.
56: DNA Sequencing.
57: Double-Helix Model of DNA.
58: Earth Orbit.
59: Earth's Core.
60: Earth's Structure.
61: Electric Charge.
62: Electrodynamics.
63: Electromagnetism.
64: Electron Tunneling.
65: Electrons.
66: Electroweak Theory.
67: Euclidean Geometry.
68: Evolution.
69: Exclusion Principle.
70: Expanding Universe.
71: Extrasolar Planets.
72: Fahrenheit Temperature Scale.
73: Falling Bodies.
74: Fermat's Last Theorem.
75: Fossils.
76: Fractals.
77: Galactic Superclusters.
78: Galaxies.
79: Galen's Medicine.
80: Galileo Probe.
81: Game Theory.
82: Gamma-Ray Bursts.
83: Gene-Chromosome Theory.
84: Genetic Code.
85: Geologic Change.
86: Geomagnetic Reversals.
87: Germ Theory.
88: Global Warming.