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BISAC Subject YAN050000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)

Atomic Structure, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

What is matter made of? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The concept of the atom—the tiniest fragment of a substance that still retains the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 539.7

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 560.97309'034

Cell Biology, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

What are cells made of? Biologists have been studying cells since the mid-1600s, when Robert Hooke viewed a slice of cork through a microscope and coined the word "cell" to describe the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 571.6

Classification of Life, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

How are polar bears related to pandas? For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have tried to organize and understand, or classify, the relationships among Earth's animals and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 578.01'2

Curiosity's Mission on Mars: Exploring the Red Planet

Could life have previously flourished on Mars? Will humans be able to travel there one day? Can humans one day colonize the red planet? NASA scientists have been interested in answering… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 523.43

Decoding Our DNA: Craig Venter vs the Human Genome Project

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the mid-1980s, some geneticists proposed a daring project to sequence the human genome. That meant figuring out the exact order of the three billion chemical pairs that make up human DNA… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 611'.0181663

Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have been fascinated by electricity and magnetism. Ancient people marveled at the auroras—streaks of colored light that appear in the night sky near the poles… Read More →

  • Dewey: 537

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question… Read More →

Evolution, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Outraged people claimed that Darwin's theory had made humans the relatives of monkeys. Scientists were sure that species changed over time, but no one could explain how. In the 1800s, Charles… Read More →

  • Dewey: 500

Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 9.8
  • Dewey: 363.25

Genetics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

If a black dog and a white dog have puppies, what color will the puppies be? Genetic scientists have been trying to answer this question for hundreds of years. Genetics is the science of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 576.5

Germ Theory Edition, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have wondered what causes disease. Early people blamed evil spirits. Later, disease was thought to be caused by an imbalance of bodily fluids. By trial and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.9'041

Plate Tectonics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

For hundreds of years, people found the fossils of ancient sea creatures at the tops of tall mountains. Scientists puzzled over this problem. A fish couldn't have swum up a mountain. And how… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.1'36

Relativity, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have wondered how the universe works. Early scientists studied how forces affect objects and watched how heavenly bodies move. In 1687 Isaac Newton published a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 530.11

Scientific Rivalries and Scandals — eBook Set

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

Set

Bribery. Theft. Betrayals and lifelong feuds. Intense competition leading to bitter disputes has characterized the relationships among some of the world’s greatest scientific innovators. This… Read More →

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The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus: Luc Montagnier vs Robert Gallo

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the early 1980s, doctors sounded the alarm. A mysterious new disease—acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS—was spreading around the world. While many of the first AIDS patients were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614.5'99392

War of the Currents: Thomas Edison vs Nikola Tesla

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy people had electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had use more dangerous lighting, such as gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be the first to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 333.793'2