- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: DK Children (March 7 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465457585
- ISBN-13: 978-1465457585
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.6 x 28.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel Hardcover – Mar 7 2017
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"A good addition to most collections, both for the information it offers and for its appealing format." — School Library Journal
"Although designed for reference, this has the feel of a carefully crafted museum exhibit." — Booklist
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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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The table of contents is divide in eras:
3 MYA – 800 CE Before Science Began
800 - 1545 New Ideas
1545 – 1790 The age of discovery
1790 – 1895 Revolutions
1895 – 1945 The atomic age
1945 – present day Modern Science
Through the pages of this book, you will follow a timeline which highlights the scientific discoveries or inventions made as time goes by. This timeline is strategically located approximately at the middle of the pages. From this timeline, a line will either go upward or downward and will highlight a scientific development from the time period where you are located in the book.
Also you will find some pages that will give you more detail on a specific subject like ancient architecture, Aristotle, anatomy, Medieval medicine, Leonardo da Vince,measuring things, travelling the world, studying fossils, calculating machine, periodic table, space race and robotics – to name only a few of them. In these pages you will be able to glean much information on the subject covered. For example, in the healing people pages, you can see an otoscope which was used for looking inside the ear back in 1890. A specific timeline is also included that gives me the various physicians who helped improving the care of patients through history.
The pages of this book does not only contain text. You will find numerous photos, images, drawing, and so on to help you better visualize the information that you are reading. For example, as I was exploring the book, I stumble on a discovery made in 1781 called the leap frog. Apparently an Italian scientist Luigi Galvani connected the exposed nerves of a dead frog to a metal wire during a thunderstorm. The legs twitched with every flash of lightning… This experiment became a key step in understanding electricity, and inspired the novel Frankenstein. Images illustrate the experiment and I find it interesting how this scientist came to this discovery.
At the end of the book, you will also find some interesting reference pages on biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, space and who’s who. It is always useful to have quick reference cheat pages at the tip of your fingers.
The book is definitively a great resources to have at home. It could help the kids (and the parents) to learn a few things during the summer when the weather is not so great to spend time outdoors or to keep them busy with practicing their reading on a subject or era of time during the school year.
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