All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

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Overview

Robert F. Sibert Honor Award winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Book
A New York Public Library Best of 2019
A 2020 Best STEM Book by NSTA and CBC

For fans of the “Who Was” series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity’s understanding of our oft-invisible world around us. 

Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman—who didn’t go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists—change everyone’s minds?

            Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening chapter book, illustrated with lively full-color art, celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328884206
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,137,459
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Lori Alexander is the author of several board books and picture books.  She made her chapter book biography debut with ALL IN A DROP.  She resides in Tucson, Arizona with her family.

www.lorialexanderbooks.com
Twitter: @LoriJAlexander
Instagram: @lorijalex

 

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 A Golden Age 11

Chapter 2 Big Changes 14

Chapter 3 Seller of Cloth 21

Chapter 4 An Eye-Opening Trip 24

Chapter 5 Spreading the Word 32

Chapter 6 Small Lake, Big Discovery 38

Chapter 7 A Most Important Letter 42

Chapter 8 In the Name of Science 46

Chapter 9 Last Letters 53

Chapter 10 The Father of Microbiology 63

Author's Note 72

Timeline of Events 78

Glossary 84

Source Notes 88

Selected Bibliography 90

Index 92

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