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Title:
World of scientific discovery
Author:
McGrath, Kimberley A.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Research, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 1186 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Scientific milestones and the people who made them possible"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780787627607
Format :
Book

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This reference looks at the processes of scientific discovery throughout history. It attempts to answer the basic questions: the story behind the breakthrough; the knowledge that led to the discovery; and its impact on society. Biographical entries focus on the motivational abilities of scientists.