The New York Public Library Amazing Scientists: A Book of Answers for Kids [NOOK Book]

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The New York Public Library

AMAZING scientists

Discover the moons of Jupiter with Galileo. Uncover the science of radiation with Madame Curie. Travel forward in time with Einstein. Find out how scientists learned to cure diseases, how they discovered gravity, and how they determined the structure of the atom. Fact-filled and fun, this book's question-and-answer format lets ...

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The New York Public Library Amazing Scientists: A Book of Answers for Kids

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Overview

The New York Public Library

AMAZING scientists

Discover the moons of Jupiter with Galileo. Uncover the science of radiation with Madame Curie. Travel forward in time with Einstein. Find out how scientists learned to cure diseases, how they discovered gravity, and how they determined the structure of the atom. Fact-filled and fun, this book's question-and-answer format lets you explore the discoveries of some of the world's greatest scientists.

What is the Hippocratic Oath? See page 11.

How did archimedes single-handedly hold off the entire Roman army? See page 13.

Which famous physician learned about human anatomy in a gladiator ring? See page 19.

What is natural selection? See page 36.

What was the worst disease of all time? See page 40.

Who discovered over 300 uses for peanuts? See page 48.

Which founder of chemistry lost his head in the French Revolution? See page 65.

What Nobel Prize-winning physicist escaped the Nazis in 1933? See page 109.

Also in The New York Public Library Answer Books series:

Amazing Explorers

Amazing Native American History

Amazing Hispanic American History

Incredible Earth

Amazing Space

Amazing Mythology

Amazing Women in American History

Amazing African American History

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Did you know that in ancient Greece one of the fathers of medical research, Galen, studied human anatomy by working with gladiators? If asked could you describe how Archimedes helped hold off an entire Roman army by himself? Can you name the great French chemist who lost his head in the French Revolution? Is it true that George Washington Carver discovered over 300 uses for peanuts? These and many other questions are presented and answered in this volume in The New York Public Library "Answer Book" series. Using a format typical for the series, the author posits a series of scientific questions and then answers each one with a short essay. The book is divided into sections that deal with distinct areas of science such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, biology and earth/space studies. Readers are provided a wealth of information in a concise manner. By utilizing this approach Jim Callan has developed a quick and easy reference book that affords students a great deal of information about a wide range of scientific subjects. 2001, John Wiley & Sons, $12.95. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck AGES: 12 13 14 15 16 17
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471236573
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2002
  • Series: New York Public Library Books for Kids , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: PRINTABLE, File Size: 3.5MB
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,328,029
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is the most respected name in reference publishing. Its bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference.

JIM CALLAN is a freelance writer and an editor of science books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Scientists of the Ancient World 3
Amazing Biologists 27
Amazing Chemists 57
Amazing Physicists 85
Amazing Astronomers 115
Amazing Earth Scientists 141
Amazing Scientists Timeline 160
Glossary 162
Selected Bibliography 165
The New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List 166
Index 167
Photography Credits 172
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    Posted April 7, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is cool and informative it helped me a lot!

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