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Newton at the Center

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In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus's systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe--to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and Earth's place in the universe set the stage for modern physics, astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry. In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 198.1 x 233.7 x 35.6mm | 1,315.43g
  • Smithsonian Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 300 COLOR PHOTOS, ILLS, & MAPS
  • 1588341615
  • 9781588341617
  • 52,431

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"As a good--even great--teacher, Hakim knows exactly where students might stumble and is always there, making sure they don't."--Diana Lutz, Natural History "Hakim has interwoven creation myths, history, physics, and mathematics to present a seamless, multifaceted view of the foundation of modern science. . . . At its essence, the book displays the most appealing aspect of science and mathematics: that advances result from a practical need solved by curious minds."--School Library Journal, starred review "[W]hen master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, take heart: you're in for a breathtaking adventure."--American Educator "If Leonardo da Vinci had studied school science, he would have been fascinated with The Story of Science."--Juliana Texley, lead reviewer for National Science Teacher Association Recommendsshow more

About Joy Hakim

Author of the prize-winning series A History of US, Joy Hakim is the recipient of the James Michener Award in Writing and the Gold and Silver Parents' Choice Awards in Writing.show more

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136 ratings
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4 35% (48)
3 12% (17)
2 4% (5)
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