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

Written by Kendall Haven, Donna Clark
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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.

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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 Virtually every socioeconomic and cultural group is represented. -Sci Tech Book News Recommended for middle-school, high-school, and public libraries. -Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin The clear type and attractive layout combined with lively writing, good organization, and curriculum-related content will make the book a useful reference source. -School Library Journal A practical tool for young adults interested in a scientific career....This book is well written and should serve as an excellent reference source for science teachers and young adults. -Catholic Library World An excellent book, especially for high school students considering a career in science....It belongs in the science classroom where students can browse it and discuss its gems of wisdom with their teachers. -Science Teacher An inspiring and practical tool for students interested in a science career or involved in science research....This guide nurtures scientific interest and ambitions in students, grades seven through 12. -Curriculum Administrator The information is accurate and presented in a lively style that encourages the reader to browse after getting the information originally sought....The references are helpful to those who want to obtain further material. -Book Report ?Virtually every socioeconomic and cultural group is represented.?-Sci Tech Book News ?Recommended for middle-school, high-school, and public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?The clear type and attractive layout combined with lively writing, good organization, and curriculum-related content will make the book a useful reference source.?-School Library Journal ?A practical tool for young adults interested in a scientific career....This book is well written and should serve as an excellent reference source for science teachers and young adults.?-Catholic Library World ?An excellent book, especially for high school students considering a career in science....It belongs in the science classroom where students can browse it and discuss its gems of wisdom with their teachers.?-Science Teacher ?An inspiring and practical tool for students interested in a science career or involved in science research....This guide nurtures scientific interest and ambitions in students, grades seven through 12.?-Curriculum Administrator ?The information is accurate and presented in a lively style that encourages the reader to browse after getting the information originally sought....The references are helpful to those who want to obtain further material.?-Book Report ?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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Format

Hardback
525 pages

Author

Kendall Haven, Donna Clark
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Publisher

Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

15th May 1999

ISBN

9781563086748


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