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Discoveries in modern science : exploration, invention, technology / James Trefil, editor in chief.

Contributor(s): Trefil, James, 1938- [editor.] | Gale Group.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference library.Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780028662480 (electronic book).Subject(s): Science -- Encyclopedias | Technology -- Encyclopedias | Discoveries in science -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Discoveries in modern science.DDC classification: 503 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
volume 1. A-F -- volume 2. G-O -- volume 3. P-Z.
Summary: This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

volume 1. A-F -- volume 2. G-O -- volume 3. P-Z.

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

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This three-volume encyclopedia offers more than 300 engaging essays on a wide range of the most important scientific and technological developments that have shaped the world over the last four centuries. Authored by more than 200 scientists and scholars, these contributions are thorough yet accessible, providing technical information as well as historical and cultural context. Editor in chief Trefil (George Mason Univ.) aims to provide an entry into the literature ("the chain of knowledge") that is both complex and simple, depending on readers' particular needs. Toward this end, each alphabetically arranged, signed essay is followed by a short bibliography and a list of related topics covered in the set. For example, the "Atomic Bomb" entry suggests "Nuclear Fission" and "Radioactivity" as articles readers can turn to for further exploration. Trefil is a physicist known for numerous works that make scientific subjects accessible to laypeople, including Science in World History (CH, Aug'12, 49-6861) and Why Science? (CH, Apr'08, 45-4341). In this work, he has penned an entertaining, informative introduction that discusses the nature of science and briefly traces its development from ancient times to the 20th century. Colorfully illustrated with over 700 photographs, tables, and diagrams, this work is further supplemented by a time line of scientific and technological achievements dating from the early 17th century to the present. Concluding with a thorough index, this set also features appendixes with relevant primary sources as well as Internet resources. Users seeking a more comprehensive encyclopedic treatment may be better served by the publisher's eight-volume Gale Encyclopedia of Science, edited by K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner (5th ed., 2014). Undergraduates, high school students, and general readers will appreciate the rich narratives and attractive illustrations this new encyclopedia offers. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates, general readers. --Steve Rokusek, Florida Gulf Coast University

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