Yearbooks in Science, 1900-1919

Yearbooks in Science, 1900-1919

by Tom McGowen, Tom McGowen
     
 

Yearbooks in Science presents an overview of dazzling innovations and achievements in science and technology during the twentieth century. Necessarily selective in this coverage, the series features fields of study from anthropology to forensic chemistry.  See more details below

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Yearbooks in Science presents an overview of dazzling innovations and achievements in science and technology during the twentieth century. Necessarily selective in this coverage, the series features fields of study from anthropology to forensic chemistry.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8These three clear, readable titles present the discoveries and advancements in the natural and applied sciences that took place within each designated decade. The narrative format provides a brief introduction to the major developments in each field. Entertaining and informative sidebars enhance the text, as do the serviceable full-color and black-and-white photographs. Aaseng focuses on the military as the driving force behind much of the scientific pursuits of the 1940s. In addition to large-scale research projects like the Manhattan Project, advances such as carbon dating, genetics and DNA, television, long-playing records, transistors, computers, the big bang theory, antibiotics and vaccines, and the beginnings of the birth-control pill are recorded. McGowen's coverage of the `60s explains discoveries in physics, astronomy, geology, biology, and devotes a chapter to spaceflight. Gutfreund highlights `70s' breakthroughs in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and paleontology; biology and medicine; earth and environmental sciences; mathematics and physics; and astronomy and space exploration. While none of the topics is explored in depth, all are made accessible to first-time readers. Practical and useful overviews.Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805034318
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Yearbooks in Science Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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