Key Discoveries in Life Science

Key Discoveries in Life Science

by Christine Zuchora-Walske


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What are cells, heredity, evolution, ecosystems, and photosynthesis? Who first studied these ideas and why? And who built upon those early theories to take scientific understanding further? Fascinating timelines provide a visual representation of how the concepts of life science developed over time. The intriguing stories that follow show the connections between scientists and explain how theories were built upon or completely overturned by new discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467761598
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Science Discovery Timelines Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Christine Zuchora-Walske grew up—and eventually settled down—in Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois.

Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiry—and a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer.

Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages.

Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 The Story of Cells 6

2 From Pangens to Genomes 16

3 Evolving Ideas of Evolution 26

4 Weaving the Web of Ecology 36

Your Turn on the Timeline 44

Source Notes 45

Glossary 45

Selected Bibliography 46

Further Information 46

Index 47

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