By Kendall Haven
Brimming with attention-grabbing and enjoyable evidence approximately a hundred clinical breakthroughs, this assortment offers the true tales in the back of the historical past of technology, even as supplying a wide ranging evaluate of the background of technology and an creation to a couple of crucial scientists in heritage. Grades 6 and up.
Throughout background, technology has replaced lives and dramatically altered the way the universe is perceived. concentrating on the a hundred most vital clinical occasions of all time—from Archimedes' discovery of the 2 basic rules underlying physics and engineering (levers and buoyancy) in 260 B.C.E. to human anatomy, Jupiter's moons, electrons, black holes, the human genome, and more—storyteller Kendall Haven has created a prepared reference for these looking details on technology discoveries.
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Cassini’s discoveries of distance meant that the universe was millions of times bigger than anyone had dreamed. 4 million km (875,000 miles). It is approximately 109 times wider than the earth. More to Explore Brush, Stephen. The History of Modern Astronomy. New York: Garland, 1997. Core, Thomas. The Distance from the Sun to the Earth. New York: Dover, 2002. Hinks, Arthur. New Measurements of the Distance to the Sun. London: Taylor and Francis, 1995. Sellers, David. The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance to the Sun.
Who Was Benjamin Franklin? New York: Penguin Young Readers’ Group, 2002. Isaacson, Walter. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. McCormick, Ben. Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. Morgan, Edmund. Benjamin Franklin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. Sandak, Cass. Benjamin Franklin. New York: Franklin Watts, , 1996. Skousen, Mark, ed. Completed Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2005.
Peteson, Ivars. Newton’s Clock. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1995. White, Michael. Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer. Jackson, TN: Perseus Books, 1999. Fossils Year of Discovery: 1669 What Is It? Fossils are the remains of past living organisms. Who Discovered It? Nicholas Steno Why Is This One of the 100 Greatest? The only way we can learn about the ancient past is to examine fossil remains of now extinct plants and animals and try to re-create that long-gone life and environment. Scientists can only do this if they correctly interpret the fossil remains that are dug from ancient rock layers.
100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time by Kendall Haven