This unique reference focuses on scientific discoveries throughout history, with an emphasis on processes rather than complex concepts. World of Scientific Discovery uses plain language to answer all the basic questions: the story behind the breakthrough, the knowledge that led to the discovery and its impact on society. ISBN: 0787627607 Publisher: GALE
This text provides a resource to help focus researchers’ attention on science and technological developments that have occurred over the last 200 years. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and many classic inventions are covered, as well as many of the world’s less-heralded inventions. ISBN: 0787627593 Publisher: GALE
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Matilda will surely go straight to children’s hearts. –The New York Times Book Review