Life 100 Scientific Discoveries

Life 100 Scientific Discoveries

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Both a history of the great scientific achievements of yore and an explanation of the mind-boggling advances of the present day, this LIFE book is a fantastic voyage from beginning to end-the innovations and "Ureka!" moments that have changed humankind's progress on this earth. Medical breakthroughs and technological marvels, theoretical insights (step to the lectern, Dr. Einstein) and hands-on inventions (does Steve Wozniak make the cut?), this book is full of inspiration and surprise. Some things you know-the invention of the wheel be here, as will the cure for polio-but do you remember the dramatic stories behind these seminal events? The titanic figures parade forth: Leonardo, Newton, Edison, Tesla, Madame Curie, the rocket scientists in America and Russia, the man in the wheat field who dedicated his life to finding a way to feed the Third World. Modern man lives in a world built on the foundations of scientific discovery. Here are 100 discoveries that mattered-mattered greatly.
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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 203.2 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Life
  • United States
  • English
  • 1618930621
  • 9781618930620

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