The New York Public Library
Discover the moons of Jupiter with Galileo. Uncover the science of radiation with Madame Curie. Travel forward in time with Einstein. Find out how scientists learned to cure diseases, how they discovered gravity, and how they determined the structure of the atom. Fact-filled and fun, this book's question-and-answer format lets you explore the discoveries of some of the world's greatest scientists.
What is the Hippocratic Oath? See page 11.
How did archimedes single-handedly hold off the entire Roman army? See page 13.
Which famous physician learned about human anatomy in a gladiator ring? See page 19.
What is natural selection? See page 36.
What was the worst disease of all time? See page 40.
Who discovered over 300 uses for peanuts? See page 48.
Which founder of chemistry lost his head in the French Revolution? See page 65.
What Nobel Prize-winning physicist escaped the Nazis in 1933? See page 109.
Also in The New York Public Library Answer Books series:
Amazing Native American History
Amazing Hispanic American History
Amazing Women in American History
Amazing African American History
About the Author
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is the most respected name in reference publishing. Its bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference.
JIM CALLAN is a freelance writer and an editor of science books.
Table of Contents
Scientists of the Ancient World.
Amazing Earth Scientists.
Amazine Scientists Timeline.
The New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List.
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