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Modern Astronomy
  • Authored by: Lisa Yount
  • From the Series: Milestones in Discovery and Invention
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  • ISBN-10: 1604130636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-063-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 520
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 224

Summary

Meet 12 men and women whose research and work in new technologies brought about a revolution in the understanding of time and space during the 20th century. From Edwin Hubble to George Gamow to Geoffrey Marcy, Modern Astronomy illuminates the lives and achievements of these innovative scientists. Readers will gain a clear understanding of the common threads that intertwine the astronomers' lives; the political, economic, and social events of their times; people with whom they worked; and the developments that preceded their research. In-text sidebars highlight each subject's work. Chapter chronologies offer suggestions for further reading. The general bibliography includes listings of organizations and Web resources.

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“…interesting…likely to spark a new interest in science. As such, it deserves a place in the school library and should be avidly read.”
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“...will engage interested students and help report writers to get a real feel for the scientist or inventor they are investigating. Black-and-white photos and other illustrations are well chosen, and extensive lists of additional resources make [this book] doubly useful… carefully researched and well-presented... a worthwhile addition to the high school collection.”
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