ISBN-10:
1591582652
ISBN-13:
9781591582656
Pub. Date:
02/28/2007
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Libraries Unlimited
100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

by Kendall Haven

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ISBN-13: 9781591582656
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 297,742
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 11 Years

About the Author

Kendall Haven is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
How to Use this Book     xv
Levers and Buoyancy     3
The Sun Is the Center of the Universe     5
Human Anatomy     7
The Law of Falling Objects     9
Planetary Motion     11
Jupiter's Moons     13
Human Circulatory System     15
Air Pressure     17
Boyle's Law     19
The Existence of Cells     21
Universal Gravitation     23
Fossils     25
Distance to the Sun     27
Bacteria     29
Laws of Motion     31
Order in Nature     33
Galaxies     36
The Nature of Electricity     38
Oceans Control Global Weather     40
Oxygen     43
Photosynthesis     45
Conservation of Matter     47
The Nature of Heat     49
Erosion of the Earth     51
Vaccinations     53
Infrared and Ultraviolet     55
Anesthesia     57
Atoms     59
Electrochemical Bonding     61
The Existence ofMolecules     63
Electromagnetism     65
First Dinosaur Fossil     67
Ice Ages     69
Calories (Units of Energy)     71
Conservation of Energy     73
Doppler Effect     75
Germ Theory     77
The Theory of Evolution     79
Atomic Light Signatures     81
Electromagnetic Radiation/Radio Waves     83
Heredity     86
Deep-Sea Life     88
Periodic Chart of Elements     90
Cell Division     92
X-Rays     95
Blood Types     97
Electron     99
Virus     101
Mitochondria     103
Radioactivity     105
Atmospheric Layers     107
Hormones     109
E = mc[superscript 2]     111
Relativity     114
Vitamins     117
Radioactive Dating     119
Function of Chromosomes     121
Antibiotics     124
Fault Lines     126
Superconductivity     128
Atomic Bonding     131
Isotopes     133
Earth's Core and Mantle      136
Continental Drift     138
Black Holes     140
Insulin     142
Neurotransmitters     144
Human Evolution     146
Quantum Theory     148
Expanding Universe     150
Uncertainty Principle     153
Speed of Light     155
Penicillin     158
Antimatter     160
Neutron     163
Cell Structure     165
The Function of Genes     167
Ecosystem     169
Weak and Strong Force     171
Metabolism     174
Coelacanth     176
Nuclear Fission     178
Blood Plasma     181
Semiconductor Transistor     183
The Big Bang     185
Definition of Information     188
Jumpin' Genes     190
Fusion     192
Origins of Life     194
DNA     196
Seafloor Spreading     199
The Nature of the Atmosphere     201
Quarks     203
Quasars and Pulsars     205
Complete Evolution     208
Dark Matter     211
The Nature of Dinosaurs     213
Planets Exist Around Other Stars     215
Accelerating Universe     218
Human Genome     220
References     223
Discoveries by Scientific Field     229
Scientists     233
The Next 40     237
Index     239

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