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100 Scientists Who Shaped World History
     

100 Scientists Who Shaped World History

by John Hudson Tiner
 
Readers will be fascinated to learn about a wide range of scientists who have attained recognition or have demonstrated unique abilities in a variety of scientifc fields including, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, physics, anthropology, oceanography, botany, and medicine.

Chronolgically presented, this book begins with Pythagoras (c. 580 BC to c 500 BC) and ends

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Readers will be fascinated to learn about a wide range of scientists who have attained recognition or have demonstrated unique abilities in a variety of scientifc fields including, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, physics, anthropology, oceanography, botany, and medicine.

Chronolgically presented, this book begins with Pythagoras (c. 580 BC to c 500 BC) and ends with Stephen Hawking (b. 1942). As with all of the scientists featured in 100 Scientists Who Shaped World History, both men sought answers to the physical world around them. Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher and mathematician, coined the world philosphy, believed that mathematics and nature were harmonious and is best known for the Pythagorean theorem. Hawking, an English physicist, combined the theory of relativity with quantum mechanics to describe the properties of black holes.

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100 Scientists Who Shaped World History showcases great men and women of science who significantly contributed to our understanding of the physical world around us. These biographies are designed so that the scientific ideas presented in them are totally accessible for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in science and science history. All fields of science and scientific inquiry are represented. Highly recommended for school and community library collections, 100 Scientists Who Shaped World History is enhanced with more than 100 illustrates, locator maps, a fun trivia quiz, timeline, index, and suggested projects.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912517391
Publisher:
Bluewood Books
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
100 Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,248,853
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

John Hudson Tiner, formerly a science teacher and cartographer (mapmaker), is a freelance writer from Missouri. He is best known for his popular works on science and religion, though he has written in many genres. John and his wife, Jeanene, have two children and three grandchildren.

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