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Author Kelly, Kate, 1950-

Title That's not in my science book : a compilation of little-known facts / Kate Kelly.

Publication Info. Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub., 2006.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  500 KEL    IN TRANSIT
 Three Rivers PL - Minooka Adult Non Fiction - TMBB-2  500 KEL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Taylor Trade Pub. ed.
Description xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Secrets of the Earth revealed -- How old is the Earth anyway? The geologic time scale -- The Earth moves in mysterious ways : plate tectonics, earthquakes, and more -- Dinosaurs : from mythical griffin to modern day bird -- The elephant : from hairy mammoth to great communicator -- Mosquitoes : annoying pest and deadly foe -- Spotlight on man : scientific discoveries that have changed our lives -- How they learned why we get sick : the origin of germ theory -- Darwin : then and now -- The secret of life : the ABC's (and a little CSI) of DNA -- Avian flu, a dangerous virus and its long shadow -- Amazing discoveries that changed our view of the universe -- The Copernican revolution : a four hundred year story -- How Isaac Newton changed our view of the universe -- Atomic theory : how they discovered something way too small to be seen -- Einstein made clear (enough) -- A ticket to Pluto and beyond -- Protecting our living planet -- Little-sung heroes : the environmental crusaders -- It's getting hot in here : the reality of global warming -- Mercury : from early medicine to environmental scourge -- A peek at the future -- Nanotechnology.
Subject Science -- Popular works.
Discoveries in science -- Popular works.
Standard No. 9781589792906
ISBN 1589792904 (paperback) (alkaline paper)

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