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|100 scientists who made history : remarkable scientists who shaped our world|
Author: Mills, Andrea
Dive into the world of theories and experiments, reactions and equations, as we meet the figures who have helped us understand our universe and our place in it.
School Library Journal (04/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 4–7—In typical DK style, an engaging biography collection is presented. Types of science or scientific ideas are used to categorize those profiled: pioneers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and innovators. The subjects are further arranged chronologically, from ancient times through present day, within their specific category. Throughout, readers will encounter both well-known and lesser-known scientists from a variety of countries. Each spread provides brief historical background, biographical information, descriptions of the accomplishments, and the results of these discoveries. Pages are rich with images, primary sources, and models that offer readers context for the scientists' time period and specific interests. An enjoyable read for children who respond well to brief entries while being cohesive enough for readers of longer books. However, the format and placement of features on the spreads could be potentially confusing to struggling readers. VERDICT The content and format will engage readers, especially those with an interest in science.—Erica Thorsen, Albemarle High School, VA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.