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Description - Flashpoints in Science by

Presented with colourful timelines and a mixture of bright illustrations and photography, Flashpoints in Science is an accessible introduction into the major events of modern science and the characters involved. Divided into chapters, the book highlights the moments that turned the tide of public opinion, the points of no return, and recognize the exact flashpoint that defined eras, people and events. With bite-sized overviews, easy-to-follow timelines and the scientific flashpoints helpfully identified and explored in greater depth, the book focuses on major events such as the unveiling of the first computers, the discovery of continental drift, Rutherford's model of the atom and Dolly the sheep. How was smallpox eradicated? Who made the first world wide web page? And just what exactly is dark matter?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753729854
ISBN-10: 0753729857
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 195mm x 18mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Bounty Books
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Anne Rooney is a full-time author living in Cambridge, England with a menagerie of animals and daughters. She sulks all winter and flourishes in the sunshine. Before becoming a writer, she studied and taught medieval English and French literature. She writes short books for short children, longer books for longer children, and books of any length for adults, without regard to the size of the reader. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Lector, and member of the Royal Literature Society, Society of Authors, Scattered Authors Society and National Union of Journalists.