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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

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

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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  • List Price: $202.60
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  • 4 titles

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