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- FLASHPOINTS IN SCIENCE : Exploring the causes, effects and triggers of major 20th-century discoveries.
DetailsPresented with colourful timelines and a mixture of bright illustrations and photography, Flashpoints in Science is an accessible introduction into the major events of modern science and the characters involved.Divided into chapters, the book highlights the moments that turned the tide of public opinion, the points of no return, and recognize the exact flashpoint that defined eras, people and events.With bite-sized overviews, easy-to-follow timelines and the scientific flashpoints helpfully identified and explored in greater depth, the book focuses on major events such as the unveiling of the first computers, the discovery of continental drift, Rutherford's model of the atom and Dolly the sheep.How was smallpox eradicated?Who made the first world wide web page?And just what exactly is dark matter?ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Rooney is a full-time author living in Cambridge, England with a menagerie of animals and daughters. She sulks all winter and flourishes in the sunshine. Before becoming a writer, she studied and taught medieval English and French literature.She writes short books for short children, longer books for longer children, and books of any length for adults, without regard to the size of the reader.Her website is http://www.annerooney.com. She blogs as Stroppy Author at http://www.stroppyauthor.com. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge from September 2014, and a member of the Society of Authors, Scattered Authors Society and National Union of Journalists.
SKU Code PRK B 4744 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780753729854 Author Name ANNE ROONEY Publisher Name Octopus Pub Group