Chronology Of Science

Chronology Of Science

by Lisa Rosner, Helicon Publishing Ltd. Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576079546

ISBN-13: 9781576079546

Pub. Date: 07/22/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the Stone Age to the Information Age, this one-volume reference work puts the basic road map of scientific progress at the reader's fingertips.

• Chronologies divided into subject areas including astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, and physics

• 16 feature essays on critical scientific achievements such as the origins of

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From the Stone Age to the Information Age, this one-volume reference work puts the basic road map of scientific progress at the reader's fingertips.

• Chronologies divided into subject areas including astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, and physics

• 16 feature essays on critical scientific achievements such as the origins of mathematics, the discovery of X-rays, and the discovery of the structure of DNA

• Hundreds of illustrations, diagrams such as molecular structures and polymerization, and photographs of key scientists such as John Muir, Rachel Carson, and James Lovelock

• Over 800 brief bibliographies of key scientists from every age and continent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079546
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/22/2002
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
1.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Chronologies
Earliest Discoveries (30,000 B.C.-A.D. 499)1
The Medieval World (500-1449)28
The Scientific Revolution (1450-1749)43
The Industrializing World (1750-1899)95
The 20th Century (1900-2000)197
Feature Essays
The Origins of Mathematics10
Some Thoughts About Nought32
Investigating the Solar System58
The Discovery of Boyle's Law79
Experiments to Determine the Nature of Light85
Pioneering Experiments on the Digestive System124
Discovering the Interior of the Earth130
The Discovery of X-rays195
The History of Plastics206
A Brief Chronology of Quantum Physics218
The Discovery of the Structure of DNA270
The Discovery of Pulsars284
Shades of Green Ethics and Value in Ecology294
The Discovery of Carbon Fullerenes318
The Quest for the Red Planet330
The Human Genome Project334
Biographies353
Further Reading397
Weblinks403
AppNobel Prize for Chemistry415
AppNobel Prize for Physics420
AppNobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine425
AppFields Medal for Mathematics430
AppDiscovery of the Elements431
Glossary435
Index529

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