S Is for Scientists

S Is for Scientists

A Discovery Alphabet

Book - 2010
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What clutter-busting need was behind the invention of the World Wide Web? Which stain-fighting chemical got its start when a lab assistant dropped a beaker on a lab floor? In S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, the origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries are explored.Budding young scientists will learn what Galileo witnessed in a church that led to his theory of measurement; how biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped to spur the first call to action in the environmental movement; and why Ivan Pavlov's study of a drooling dog laid the foundations for a new branch of psychology.From discoveries that fundamentally changed scientific methods to everyday inventions that are now taken for granted, S is for Scientists sheds light on the events and people who have shaped our lives today.A former teacher, Larry Verstraete now spends his time writing, visitingschools and libraries, and presenting at conferences and festivals. S is forScientists: A Discovery Alphabet is his second picture book with SleepingBear Press. He lives in Winnipeg.David Geister's fascination with American history is celebrated in hiswork, and his paintings have been featured in The Saturday EveningPost. Dave's books for Sleeping Bear Press include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet and Riding to Washington. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781585364701
1585364703
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Geister, David
Alternative Title: Discovery alphabet.

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