Space and Astronomy by Katherine Cullen, Scott McCutcheon, Bobbi McCutcheon
  

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Space and Astronomy by Katherine Cullen, Scott McCutcheon, Bobbi McCutcheon

Without the daring, courageous, and innovative thinkers the past, life as we know it would be completely different; Planes, trains, and automobiles would never have been invented; Earth would be considered the center of the universe; and strep throat, polio, and smallpox would still be incurable diseases. Thankfully, individuals from various backgrounds and situations pushed themselves along the path of discovery and made great contributions to the scientific community, bravely initiating discoveries and broadening the minds of those around them. The Pioneers in Science set is a unique eight-volume collection profiling the people behind the science. Each volume consists of 10 biographical sketches of pioneers in particular scientific discipline, including information about their childhood, how they began their scientific career, their research, and enough scientific information for the reader to appreciate their discoveries and contributions. Encompassing a wide variety of scientific interests individuals were chosen to represent an array of discipline in each field, as well as different histories, personality traits, and approaches to research. Each easy-to-use volume contains photographs and illustrations, an introduction to the science, a glossary of related terms, and a list of books and websites for further information. Each chapter concludes with a chronology with its own suggestions for further reading. Comprehensive and accessible, the Pioneers in Science set provides extensive information about a small collection of pioneers from each major scientific field. Offering a wealth of information, these volumes are perfect for school reports, science classes and lectures, and any school or public library.

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... [a] concise, informative introduction.

About the Author

Katherine Cullen, Ph.D., received her doctorate in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University. She has taught science for Kaplan Educational Services and has also trained teachers. In 2002 she initiated and coordinated a training program to introduce undergraduate science majors to the field of biomedical research. Cullen acted as abridgement editor for four Schaum's Easy Outlines: Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Beginning Chemistry. Scott McCutcheon holds a B.S. in physics from Boise State University. He is currently a physical scientist for the Division of Public Health in Juneau, Alaska. Bobbi McCutcheon is a published fiction and nonfiction writer. She is the coauthor of The Facts On File Marine Science Handbook with Scott McCutcheon.

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Format

Hardback
192 pages

Author

Katherine Cullen, Scott McCutcheon, Bobbi McCutcheon
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

31st December 2005

ISBN

9780816054671


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