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Joy Hakim continues The Story of Science with a fresh look at the people who wanted to know more about the invisible realities, intricate wonders, and magnificent architecture of our universe. Newton at the Center begins with the reclusive Copernicus and his astounding theory that the sun is at the center of the universe. She follows Galileo from his invention of the pendulum, to his development of the telescope, to his fateful claim that the earth moves around the sun. Newton stands at the center of Book Two with his monumental discoveries about gravity, motion, and light, marking the true beginning of science as we know it today. Hakim also presents Antoine Lavoisier and the birth of chemistry, John Dalton and his ideas about the existence of atoms, Wilhelm Roentgen and his discovery of x-rays, and Robert Boyle and his simple yet influential experiments with air. The book closes with the basics of atomic theory, offering intriguing portraits of the scientists who built on each other's theories in their tireless pursuit of answers.

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Newton is the focal point of Book Two of Hakim's The Story of Science series, with his monumental discoveries about gravity, motion, and light marking the true beginning of science as it is known today.

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Author of the prize-winning series A History of US, Joy Hakim is the recipient of the James Michener Award in Writing and the Gold and Silver Parents' Choice Awards in Writing.

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My eleven year old son cannot put this book down. The graphics are terrific. The writing draws readers in with fun quips and quotes. It has the magical quality of being educational and entertaining.
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ISBN:
9781588341617
Author:
Hakim, Joy
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gravity
Subject:
Light
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Physics-Optics
Subject:
science;history;history of science;ancient history;physics;scientists;astronomy;biology;aristotle;chemistry
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Copyright:
Series:
The Story of Science
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 COLOR PHOTOS, ILLS, and MAPS
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.46x7.70x1.30 in. 2.89 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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