Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek: First to See Microscopic Life

Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek: First to See Microscopic Life

by Lisa Yount

Hardcover(Library Binding - Revised)

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Using microscopes he made himself, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek peered into exciting new worlds in science that no one knew existed before. Beginning in the 1670s, he discovered tiny, single-celled living things that he called "little animals." His curiosity led him to examine lake water, moldy bread, and even the plaque build-up on his own teeth! Van Leeuwenhoek was also the first to see red blood cells and bacteria. In this biography, we discover why Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is remembered today as one of the great minds of science.

About the Author:
Lisa Yount is the author of almost 50 educational books, including Antoine Lavoisier and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek for the "Great Minds of Science" series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766030121
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Series: Great Minds of Science Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.79(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exploring
Hidden Worlds     7
A Seller of Cloth     11
"A Most Ingenious Person"     23
"Little Animals"     38
Creepy-Crawlies     52
Inside the Body     64
The Beginnings of Life     77
"The Great Man of the Century"     87
A Microscope Pioneer     96
Afterword: New Kinds of Microscopes     101
Activities     107
Chronology     113
Chapter Notes     115
Glossary     120
Further Reading     124
Internet Addresses     125
Index     126

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