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Author Goldsmith, Mike, 1962- author.

Title Eureka! : the most amazing scientific discoveries of all time / Dr. Mike Goldsmith.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 509 GOL    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J OVERSZ 509 GOL    Available
Description 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Medicine. Scientific discoveries: Where and when -- Seeing the invisible: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek -- A cure for a killer disease: Louis Pasteur -- Discovering penicillin: Alexander Fleming -- The fight against disease: Gertrude Elion -- Human body. Mapping the body: William Harvey -- The secret of life: Francis Crick and James Watson -- Matter and energy. Laws of the universe: Isaac Newton -- Experiments in space and time: Albert Einstein -- Investigating radioactivity: Marie Curie -- The periodic table: Dmitri Mendeleev -- The power of electricity: Michael Faraday -- Planet Earth. Naming the natural world: Carl Linnaeus -- The theory of evolution: Charles Darwin -- Unmasking dinosaurs: Richard Owen -- Drifting continents: Alfred Wegener -- The universe. Defining our solar system: Nicolaus Copernicus -- Looking into space: Galileo Galilei -- Discovering galaxies: Edwin Hubble -- The Big Bang: Georges Lemaître -- Glossary.
Summary Eureka! tells the stories of the of revolutionary scientific discoveries throughout history. Through a fusion of history and popular science, readers are introduced to the contributions made scientists such as Galileo, Louis Pasteur, and Marie Curie, and the passion and inspiration that fueled their discoveries. Read the gripping experiences of scientists who often risked injury and even their lives to change the way we think. Each thrilling "Eureka!" moment is brought to life with details of experiments and equipment and stories of the scientists' terrible blunders and lucky mistakes.
Audience Ages 9-12.
Subject Discoveries in science -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in science. -- History.
ISBN 9780500650257 (hardcover)
050065025X (hardcover)

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