100 Most Popular Scientists for Young Adults Biographical Sketches and Professional Paths by Kendall Haven, Donna Clark


100 Most Popular Scientists for Young Adults Biographical Sketches and Professional Paths by Kendall Haven, Donna Clark

Revealing the career histories of successful 20th century scientists, this exciting resource offers students fascinating reads, a wonderful research tool, and tips to launching a science career. They'll learn about Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic; Annie Wauneka, who eradicated TB among the Navajo; and Chien-Shiung Wu, a physicist who worked on the Manhattan project. They will also find information about many Nobel Prize winners and such familiar personalities as Sally Ride, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Jacques Cousteau, Dian Fossey, and Margaret Mead. Physical, earth, and life sciences are represented, with a focus on contemporary North Americans. Descriptions of each scientist's most important contributions and biographical sketches are accompanied by words of advice to today's students who wish to establish a science career. Photos of some of the scientists illustrate the text, and lists for further reading are included.


?The authors have done an excellent job in introducing a variety of scientists to younger readers--not only presenting their accomplishments, but also providing some insight into their personal lives....I recommend the book highly.?-Science Books & Films

About the Author

KENDALL HAVEN is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California. DONNA CLARK is an award-winning freelance writer based in Sacramento, California. She has published in national magazines, local publications, and literary journals and teaches classes in creative writing at Sonoma College in California.

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525 pages


Kendall Haven, Donna Clark
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Publication date

15th May 1999



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