Mendeleyev and the Periodic Table (Primary Sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories Series)

Mendeleyev and the Periodic Table (Primary Sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories Series)

by Katherine White
     
 

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Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories™

Riveting audio explains history's most exciting discoveries. In this series, listeners will travel back in time, experiencing the lives and cultures of some of the world's greatest scientists. This audiobook helps students gain perspective on the scientific climate surrounding history's greatest scientific

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Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories™

Riveting audio explains history's most exciting discoveries. In this series, listeners will travel back in time, experiencing the lives and cultures of some of the world's greatest scientists. This audiobook helps students gain perspective on the scientific climate surrounding history's greatest scientific discoveries and theories.
This series is an eye-opening addition to any library.

Dmitri Mendeleyev gave science one of its most important discoveries when he published his periodic table of elements. The periodic table has determined much in the way of science in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The scientist behind the table came from the barren wasteland of Siberia in nineteenth-century Russia and rose to world acclaim for his work in chemistry.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—Dmitri Mendeleyev surmounted numerous obstacles en route to his discovery of the periodic table of elements. He grew up in barren Siberia, overcame family problems, and taught on the Crimean Peninsula in the midst of the Crimean War. Later, he claimed he discovered the periodic table when it appeared to him in a dream. His discovery was greeted with skepticism by the scientific community for more than a decade before it was verified by other scientists. Katherine White's text lacks the excitement of Mendeleyev's life, and Jay Snyder's reading is unimaginative. While one of the flaws of the book is that it contains few direct quotes from Mendeleyev, listeners will be thankful of that when they hear Snyder read those segments with a Russian accent, in contrast to his unaccented reading of the rest of the book. The frequent explanatory notes of scientific terms also slow down the narration and give it the feel of a textbook.—David Bilmes, Schaghticoke Middle School, New Milford, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455805259
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Primary Sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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