Twentieth-Century Science Set by Facts on File


Twentieth-Century Science Set by Facts on File

A History of Notable Research and DiscoveryThe 20th century witnessed an explosive growth in science and technology. New inventions--including spaceships, computer chips, lasers, and recombinant DNA--have opened pathways to new fields such as space science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Modern seismographs and submarines have given Earth and ocean scientists insight into the planet's deepest and darkest secrets. Decades of weather science, aided by satellite observations and computer modeling, now produce long-term global forecasts with high probabilities of being correct.The seven-volume Twentieth-Century Science set provides students, teachers, and general readers with an accessible and highly readable source for understanding how science developed, decade by decade, during the last century--along with hints about where it is headed in the future. The history of science presented in this set teaches students about the benefits of making careful observations, of pursuing paths and ideas that others have neglected or have not ventured to tread, and of always questioning the world around them.Each volume features:

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15th March 2009



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