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Introduces one hundred discoveries that changed science, including information on who discovered it, how it was discovered, and what makes it one of the one hundred greatest scientific breakthroughs.
100 Facts Great Scientists is the ultimate science book for children! Bursting with exactly 100 amazing facts, fascinating images and fun activities, kids will learn everything they need to know about the greatest minds in science. 100 Facts Great Scientists contains key topics about scientific discoveries and theories with concise numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the information for kids. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Great Scientists: The history of science and its religious links Famous scientists and their hypotheses such as Isaac Newton and his theory of gravity Modern technology and innovations Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: Catholic church leaders were so upset when Galileo said Earth goes around the Sun, they arrested him. He was not officially forgiven until 1992. There are thought to be millions of types of bacteria, but no one knew they existed until Leeuwenhoek saw them through his microscope. Before people realized how dangerous it was, radium was added to products such as toothpaste and hair cream to give them a healthy glow. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: Make a homemade fossil with a shell, some compressed fine sand and plaster or wall filler. Create a mould, pour in the plaster and let it set to create your fossil! Quiz question: What is a magnetic field? Demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion with marbles or the balls on a pool table Author: John Farndon Consultant: Clint Twist Pages: 40 Age: 8+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848105331
Discover the "who", "what", "when", and "how" of 100 amazing inventions.
The human brain is extraordinary, nevertheless, it is still very capable of fooling you. This book explains why your memory often fools you and debunks the brains biggest myths, such as change is not possible as you age. The second part of the book, talks about the brain, and how it responds to change, it explains how the brain responds to change on a hormonal as well as on a cellular level, and also explains why you give up after a few days or weeks after starting a new habit. The book contains secrets and tips, to creating change and making it stick, not just for a month but a permanent change, if the secrets and tips are put into practice.
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Written in simple and lucid language, these biographical sketches of great scientists have been put together for ready reference. History of the world is replete with such instances of such men and women who went against all the odds and achieved great heights and changed the shape of the world. In fact, reading about the life-sketch of a scientist and his achievements, has certainly great infotainment value. Besides, the lives of great men and women provide us inspiration to do things differently, and more confidently. For some people these inspirations have more importance than any other motivational factors. When we learn that Edison was a poor boy without any formal schooling or Faraday was an apprentice at a stationery shop we feel greatly motivated and think, 'if they could do it we can do it too!'. We find a new confidence in ourselves. In this respect the importance of these books, specially for children, can hardly be underestimated. Rather they could even be a part of the curriculum-- as at times they can prove so inspiring and motivate a person in such a way, that they could change the entire course of the life of a person. The main aim of this series is to expand the mental horizons of our readers and motivate them to achieve great heights in life. It is certainly a very valuable addition to the literature of popular science. The book can also prove to be an ideal companion during leisure time.
The latest title in the best-selling 100 Words series offers a fascinating look at the vocabulary of science and technology. Thoughtfully chosen by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, these words will stimulate inquisitive minds to explore new terrain, and challenge long-standing science buffs to measure up. Covering a wide variety of scientific fields—from evolution and ecology to physics and computer science—the words are representative of the vocabulary required to understand the most important concepts of science today. Each term is defined and explained in clear, nonscientific language, with examples showing the reader the importance of the word both in its field and in daily life. Many entries have extra features explaining word origins or providing fun facts and enlightening details. Key illustrations make the abstract comprehensible. Subjects discussed include absolute zero, dendrochronology, game theory, histone, Kuiper belt, Munchausen syndrome, piezoelectric effect, rain shadow, time dilation, and xerophyte. A great stocking-stuffer, graduation gift, or reward for the expert in the house, 100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know is sure to delight, surprise, and inspire everyone interested in the language of science and technology.

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