From A to Z, the faces and facts behind famous scientific (and sometimes unplanned) discoveries are explored.
Children's Literature - Judy SilvermanHere is a lovely book that is unfortunately in the wrong format. Aimed at nine or 10 year olds, every double-page spreadevery letterdiscusses a scientific discovery, and includes a short biography of the scientist who discovered it. It's actually fascinating, and the pictures are lovely. However, the words chosen to represent the discoveries are generally not in the vocabulary of the usual audience of picture books. "Isolate", "Hypothesize ", "Visualize", "Yield"if a three or four year old were to use any of these, "surprising" would be a mild form of my reaction. And I can imagine no child in fourth or fifth grade reading a book that looks so obviously a picture book, even if its biographical information would be very useful. Not recommended in its current format. Reviewer: Judy Silverman
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S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
wanted the paperback but it was not available
The books of the author look really cool espeashily case files it looks cool
Written in an alphabetical format by Larry Verstraete, and beautifully illustrated by David Geister, this wonderful book explores the persistence, the hard work and sometimes the just-plain-dumb luck that leads to that "Ah-HAH!" moment in science and invention. This book is not just about science, but also about the imagination and creativity involved in the scientific process. It is guaranteed to interest not only your budding inventor, but your storyteller as well. I highly recommend this book for all ages!