Accidental Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World: Oops! They're X-Rays!, 1st Edition

  • Nick Wojtan
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 153824005X
  • ISBN-13: 9781538240052
  • DDC: 539.7
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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The foundation of the human body is our bones. Whether it's in regard to health or even a skeleton costume on Halloween, the discovery of the X-ray machine has greatly improved our understanding of the human body and its bones. The technology for X-rays dated back to the late nineteenth century but was in plain sight for years until their true potential was discovered by accident. This volume introduces readers to the story of their discovery and how they've changed medicine for the better ever since.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Photographing Our Insides.
2: Understanding X-rays.
3: Discovering X-rays.
4: Popular from the Beginning.
5: X-ray Evolution.
6: X-tra Uses.
7: Ouch!.
8: X-tremely Important X-rays.
For More Information.
Other Backmatter.