Cover image for Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
Mason, Paul, 1967-
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2001]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 1.0 64615.
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QC16.N7 M372 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography

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Blending science, and history, this biography series spotlights breakthrough discoveries and the scientists behind them, the effects of the scientists' work in their own life-times and their legacies. Narratives, primary source letters, diary excerpts, and newspaper headlines reveal flashes of inspiration, behind-the-scenes tensions, and spectacular triumphs. Timelines place each life and discovery in the context of significant world events, and color panels explain the science behind the discoveries.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-These series titles give well-balanced accounts of their subjects' lives. Newton's contributions are clearly explained, with diagrams of both his prism experiment and his inverse square law. Mason describes how the bubonic plague and political and religious changes affected his subject as well as society. Senker presents useful information about Darwin without overwhelming readers and structures the naturalist's life story around cultural events of his day. The "Theory of Natural Selection" is simply explained. One of the three Web sites listed is Lycos, a search engine, which seems unnecessary. The books are profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams, photographs, and reproductions of paintings. The primary-source quotes, "In Their Own Words," are informative and add a personal touch. Solid additions to collections needing concise biographies.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.