Guinea Pig Scientists by Mel Boring, Leslie Dendy
  

Synopsis

Guinea Pig Scientists by Mel Boring, Leslie Dendy

Who are these guinea pig scientists ? Searching for clues to some of science's and medicine's bigger (and sometimes stranger) questions, they are all the men and women who devoted their lives to help find the answers. Spanning from the 1770s to the present - and uncovering the science behind digestion, the spread of yellow fever, the development of the first heart catheter, and more - their ten stories are at once scientifically detailed and fascinatingly personal.

Reviews

* An easy and interesting read. . . . These biographies are provocative with underpinnings of intrigue for discovering what is yet unknown. School Library Journal, starred review

* Ten enthralling case studies of scientists from the past several centuries who became their own test subjects--with occasionally fatal results. . . . Riveting reading. Booklist, starred review

* An easy and interesting read. . . . These biographies are provocative with underpinnings of intrigue for discovering what is yet unknown. School Library Journal, starred review



About the Author

Leslie Dendy has been teaching biology and chemistry for nearly thirty years. She is the author of Tracks, Scats, and Signs and lives with her husband in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Mel Boring is the author of a number of nonfiction picture books, as well as a novel. He lives in Rockford, Iowa, with his family.

C. B. Mordan is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including Lost: A Story in String. He lives near Kansas City, Missouri.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Author

Mel Boring, Leslie Dendy
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

23rd December 2014

ISBN

9781250050656


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