Timelines of Science

From Fossils to Quantum Physics

Hardcover
$29.99 US
9.56"W x 11.38"H x 0.92"D  
On sale Oct 04, 2022 | 320 Pages | 9780744060171
| Grades 4-7
Explore spectacular visual timelines that tell the story of science,  from fossils to quantum physics, and discover exactly how science has changed the world - one discovery at a time.

SI Timelines of Science takes you on an astonishing journey through history, showing how dedication, disasters, and eureka moments have brought us antibiotics, electricity, space exploration, and so much more!

Packed with fascinating facts, amazing images, and some seriously staggering science, this science history book shows how thousands of years of human endeavor have expanded our knowledge and shaped our lives. Find out why the fruitless search for a potion of eternal life led to the birth to chemistry. See how the invention of magnifying lenses opened new windows into the cosmos and microcosmos. And learn how happy accidents led to the discovery of X-rays, batteries, pulsars, and even the big bang.

Dive deep into the pages of this sublime science book to discover:

  • Timeline features show how scientific ideas developed over time
  • Easy-to-read explanations of  general science topics, such as the life cycle of a star or the history of Earth’s changing climate
  • Supporting boxes explain modern scientific concepts, adding educational value and aiding understanding
  • Feature spreads highlight specific breakthroughs, with the story presented as running text in a newspaper-style layout
  • Biographies showcase the lives of key men and women who reshaped scientific thought

SI Timelines of Science is not just about science – it’s also a book about people! The stories of discovery are told through the lives of extraordinary men and women who often dared to challenge conventional wisdom in their trailblazing pursuit of scientific truth. 

Filled with dazzling illustrations, spectacular photography, and easy-to-follow storytelling, Timelines of Science is guaranteed to capture the imagination of children and adults of all ages and abilities.
A must-have volume for children 9+ interested in science, technology, and invention, doubling up as the perfect gift to for budding scientists, SI Timelines of Science is sure to delight.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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Explore spectacular visual timelines that tell the story of science,  from fossils to quantum physics, and discover exactly how science has changed the world - one discovery at a time.

SI Timelines of Science takes you on an astonishing journey through history, showing how dedication, disasters, and eureka moments have brought us antibiotics, electricity, space exploration, and so much more!

Packed with fascinating facts, amazing images, and some seriously staggering science, this science history book shows how thousands of years of human endeavor have expanded our knowledge and shaped our lives. Find out why the fruitless search for a potion of eternal life led to the birth to chemistry. See how the invention of magnifying lenses opened new windows into the cosmos and microcosmos. And learn how happy accidents led to the discovery of X-rays, batteries, pulsars, and even the big bang.

Dive deep into the pages of this sublime science book to discover:

  • Timeline features show how scientific ideas developed over time
  • Easy-to-read explanations of  general science topics, such as the life cycle of a star or the history of Earth’s changing climate
  • Supporting boxes explain modern scientific concepts, adding educational value and aiding understanding
  • Feature spreads highlight specific breakthroughs, with the story presented as running text in a newspaper-style layout
  • Biographies showcase the lives of key men and women who reshaped scientific thought

SI Timelines of Science is not just about science – it’s also a book about people! The stories of discovery are told through the lives of extraordinary men and women who often dared to challenge conventional wisdom in their trailblazing pursuit of scientific truth. 

Filled with dazzling illustrations, spectacular photography, and easy-to-follow storytelling, Timelines of Science is guaranteed to capture the imagination of children and adults of all ages and abilities.
A must-have volume for children 9+ interested in science, technology, and invention, doubling up as the perfect gift to for budding scientists, SI Timelines of Science is sure to delight.

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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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