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Science: 100 Scientists Who Changed the World

By Jon Balchin

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books, August 2003
ISBN: 1592700179
MY HERO recommends this book to young adult readers.
To be alive today is to be confronted by the products of science--from aspirin, refrigeration, electric light and the telephone, to the airplane and the computer--to name just a few. In addition to beneficial medicines and life enhancing discoveries, however, scientific research also has led to many dangerous developments, such as the machine gun and the atom bomb. Science explores all of these, telling the story of how observation and testing have changed daily life over the past 2500 years, along with how we understand the world, the cosmos, the body, and the mind. What is most fascinating for students first learning about scientific discovery, and what this book highlights so beautifully through presenting individual scientists, is the way in which simple observation--such as watching the weather, or an object fall--leads to a discovery that radically alters life in the world and our comprehension of how the natural world works.

An engaging and clearly explained book, full of pertinent quotations and anecdotes, Science tells a compelling story, inviting its readers to pursue its subject further.

User Reviews:
Pravin | 2/2/2011 5:22 PM
I get more knwledge from here
The Phantom | 9/9/2009 12:42 AM
This is the best book ever!
KRISTI | 3/8/2009 1:24 AM
jasmine | 2/5/2007 2:36 AM
i think that albert made a big difference in all the things that he made happen because things are so different and i think that is so important.
samuel | 8/3/2006 1:37 AM
Albert Einstein is a legend a genious, a man of great integrity, committed to the world of science. His works are definitely unbelieveable

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