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Thats Not in My Science Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Facts Kate Kelly

Thats Not in My Science Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Facts

Kate Kelly

Published September 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781461636014
ebook
240 pages
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 About the Book 

The follow-on to the best-selling Thats Not in My American History Book explains in everyday language both the ordinary and the bizarre technological marvels that we take for granted and the laws of nature that serve as the baseline for life onMoreThe follow-on to the best-selling Thats Not in My American History Book explains in everyday language both the ordinary and the bizarre technological marvels that we take for granted and the laws of nature that serve as the baseline for life on earth. Beginning with clear, concise, and entertaining descriptions of the important discoveries that form the basis of our scientific knowledge -Newtonian mechanics, Einsteins theory of relativity, evolution, and germ theory, to name a few -the book goes on to tell scientific stories that are lost between the pages. These include the discovery of the periodic table of elements (and why it matters), the development of miracle drugs such as aspirin and penicillin, the invention of television, the prospects for earthquake prediction, and the genesis of the Internet.Whether its a fascinating anecdote about the role of zebrafish as stand-in patients for humans or the history of the computer, Thats Not in My Science Book will prove to be an engaging read for armchair scientists and students alike.