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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

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Written by Joy HakimAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joy Hakim

  • Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: November 1, 2005
  • Price: $27.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58834-161-7 (1-58834-161-5)
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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 similar 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.

Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea, called The Story of Science one of his “favorite non-fiction science books a HS kid can handle.”

“If Leonardo da Vinci had studied school science, he would have been fascinated with The Story of Science.” - Juliana Texley, lead reviewer for National Science Teacher Association Recommends

“[W]hen master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, take heart: you’re in for a breathtaking adventure.” - American Educator

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