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Title:
Discovering atoms
ISBN:
9781448847006
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New YorK : Rosen Pub., 2012.
Physical Description:
112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Ancient theories of matter -- Moving beyond alchemy towards chemistry -- Discovering chemical laws and properties -- Atomic rays, particles, and radiation -- Building a better atomic model -- Quantum physics and the discovery of new subatomic particles.
Reading Level:
NC 1230 L Lexile
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Summary

Summary

Describes the search for answers that would lead to generations of thinkers, philosophers, and scientists on the quest to discover the most basic building block of matter, the atom.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-The authors approach their subjects from a historical perspective, beginning in some instances as far back as the Bronze Age. The books carefully track the various experiments and discoveries that eventually led to our current knowledge of the universe. The featured innovators-be they scientists, philosophers, or simply curious individuals-are presented not just in terms of their accomplishments, but their personalities as well. The political and religious situations that impacted the scientists' abilities to test their theories are also explored. With clear explanations of scientific principles, photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, these books present excellent overviews of both the history and nature of the study of physics. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter1 Ancient Theories of Matterp. 8
Chapter 2 Moving Beyond Alchemy Toward Chemistryp. 17
Chapter 3 Discovering Chemical Laws and Propertiesp. 29
Chapter 4 Atomic Rays, Particles, and Radiationp. 46
Chapter 5 Building a Better Atomic Modelp. 58
Chapter6 Quantum Physics and the Discovery of New Subatomic Particlesp. 75
Timelinep. 89
Glossaryp. 96
For More Informationp. 101
For Further Readingp. 106
Indexp. 108