The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

by Joy Hakim

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Overview

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus's systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe—to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and Earth's place in the universe set the stage for modern physics, astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry.

In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588341617
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 07/19/2004
Series: Smithsonian's Story of Science Series , #2
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 474,365
Product dimensions: 7.67(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.21(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

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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