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Viva-Facts on File: Pioneers in Science, 8 Volume Set

Viva-Facts on File: Pioneers in Science, 8 Volume Set
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Author Katherine Cullen
Publisher Viva Books Private Limited
ISBN-10 8130907070
ISBN-13 9788130907079
Binding Paperback
Pages 1536
Rs. 16,160.00
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Viva-Facts on File: Pioneers in Science, 8 Volume Set


Pioneers in Science is a fascinating eight-volume set profiling 80 notable scientists from diverse cultures and disciplines. The author features men and women who initiated lines of thought or research that led to innovative pathways to scientific discovery, despite risk or opposition.

The people Behind the Science constains 10 biographical portraits of individuals who contributed significantly to the development of modern biology. Each chapter contains relevant information on the scientist’s research, discoveries, and lasting contributions to the field and concludes with a chronology and a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Biology : William Harvey (1578-1657): On the Circulation of Blood throughout the Body • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723): Discovery of Microscopic Life • Carl Linnaeus (1770-1778) : Binomial Nomenclature system • Charles Darwin (1809-1882) : Natural Selection as a mechanism for evolution • Cregor Mendel (1822-1884) : The Father of Genetics • Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) The roles of genes and chromosomes in Heredity • Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923) : Insect behavior • Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955 The Miracle Drug • Rita Levi Montalcini (1909) the discovery of nerve growth factor • James D Watson (1928) : the double helical structure of DNA

Chemistry : Joseph Priestley : the discovery of Oxygen • Antoine Lavoisier : The Basis and Language of Modern Chemistry • John Dalton : The chemical atomic theory • Demitry Mendeleyev : The Periodic Table of the Element •Irving Langmuir : Advancement of Surface Chemistry • Emil Hermann Fischer : Synthesis of Purines and Sugars and the mechanism of enzyme action • Gerty Cori : Sugar Metabolism and Glycogen Storage Disorders • Percy Julian : Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug and sterols from natural plant products • Linus Pauling: Description of the nature of the chemical Bond • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: X-Ray analysis of Biologically important Molecules.

Earth Science : Georgius Agricola: The Forefather of Geology and the Father of Mineralogy • Nicolaus Steno: The Law of Superposition of Rock Layers and the Principles of Original Horizontally and Lateral Extension • James Hutton : Uniformitarianism as the central Principle of Historical geology • Alexander von Humboldt : Unification of the Natural sciences • Georges Cuvier : The reality of extinction of past life forms • William Smith : Creation of the world first geological map • Sir charles Lyell : The Gradual nature of earth’s processes

Space & Astronomy : Nicholas Copernicus : The founder of Modern Astronomy • Tycho Brahe : The astronomer who revolutionized techniques of celestial observation • Galileo Galiei : Physicist revolutionizes astronomic observation with the newly invented telescope • Johannes Kepler : The Father of celestial mechanics • Benjamin Banneker : The First African american astronomer • Sir William Herschel : The Father of Sidereal Astronomy • Robert H Goddard : The Father of Modern Rocketry and Space Flight • Wernher von braun : The twentieth century foremost rocket engineer • Carl Sagan: Modern popularizer of space science and cofounder of the new field of exobiology • Stephen Hawking: The Modern Einstein

Marine Science : Sir C Wyville Thomson : Director of the First Purely scientific oceanographic expedition • Fridtj Nansen : Oceanographer and Polar Explorer • William Beebe : Exploration of Deep Sea life • Henry Bigelow : The Complex Ecology of the Sea • Ernest Everett Just: Marine Invertebrate Embryologist • Harry Hammond Hess Model of Seafloor Spreading • Jacques Yves Cousteau: The Invention of the Aqualung and Popularization of Marine Biology • Eugenie Clark : Expert on poisonous fish and shark Behavior • Sylvia earle : Pioneer of Scuba for marine research • Robert D Ballard : Discovery of Black smokers and advancement of deep sea exploration techniques

Physics: The Law of universal gravitations three laws of Motion • Discovery of Electromagnetic induction • The Concept of quanta of energy • Discovery of the atomic nucleus • Nuclear Fission • The Theory of Relativity • A Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom • The foundation of wave mechanics • Development of the theory of quantum electrodynamics • Classification of Elementary particles and their interactions

Science Technology & Society : Cocredited for the Germ Theory of Disease and developed first vaccines • Discovery of the elements radium and polonium • The first transatlantic radio transmission • Discoverer of insulin • Construction of the first nuclear weapon • The dangers of pesticide overuse • Inventor of the transistor • Pioneer of in vitro fertilization • Invention of the Polymerase Chain reaction • The First Cloned mammal

Weather & Climate : Inventor of the mercury Barometer • Lightning as an electrical Phenomenon • Classification of Cloud types • Establishment of a scale for wind force • Proof for the existence of a Great Ice Age • Effect of the Earth’s Rotation on Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation • The Effect of Invisible Gases on the Earth’s Temperature • America’s first weatherman • The Movement of air masses in the atmosphere • Depletion of the ozone layer.

Target Audience : Students, Teachers and General readers who require information about maverick scientist

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