Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, And Discoveries Of The 19th Century

Hardcover | April 30, 2003

byMichael Windelspecht

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The 19th century is known as the modern era of science. Many of the ideas, theories, and inventions developed during this time are used everyday in today's society. Windelspecht investigates the century's tremendous discoveries, inventions, and inquiries in more than 60 alphabetical entries. This reference presents familiar subjects, such as the telephone and elevator, as well as those less frequently studied, such as the spectroscope and Pasteur's development of the germ theory. Readers will find a thorough discussion of each entry's scientific impact and gain an understanding of the lasting social and political importance of these advancements. Narratives enrich many of the entries by adding perspective to the century's fascinating history. Students and researchers will find this reference book easy to use. An appendix of entries listed by scientific field, a glossary of terms, and name and subject indexes make this the perfect, easy-to-use reference for anyone interested in the scientific revolutions of the 19th.

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The 19th century is known as the modern era of science. Many of the ideas, theories, and inventions developed during this time are used everyday in today's society. Windelspecht investigates the century's tremendous discoveries, inventions, and inquiries in more than 60 alphabetical entries. This reference presents familiar subjects, s...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.58 × 6.18 × 1.03 inPublished:April 30, 2003Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313319693

ISBN - 13:9780313319693

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?This is an interesting volume that covers in alphabetical order sixty-five terms representing theories, discoveries, fields of science, inventions and scientific concepts that were developed or took place during the nineteenth century....Articles are written in a clear an uncomplicated style, making this book appropriate for non-science majors, high school students and the general public. This book is recommended for the reference collections of undergraduate libraries, high school and public libraries.??E-STREAMS