ISBN-10:
0471145750
ISBN-13:
9780471145752
Pub. Date:
04/08/1997
Publisher:
Wiley
Blue Genes and Polyester Plants: 365 More Suprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries / Edition 1

Blue Genes and Polyester Plants: 365 More Suprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries / Edition 1

by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, McGrayneSharon Bertsch McGrayne

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Overview

What is the world's largest single-celled organism?

What type of grass can support more weight per square inch thanconcrete?

What male mammal makes breast milk?

Why are dancing cockroaches so fascinating to mathematicians?

Get ready to find out fascinating facts about everything from blueroses and deep earthquakes to singing sand dunes and tickinghourglasses. Blue Genes and Polyester Plants takes you on a livelytour of the universe's astonishing oddities and extremes. Based oncutting-edge scientific research, here are hundreds of juicytidbits culled from every corner of science—including biology,medicine, engineering, technology, zoology, chemistry, andastronomy. This exciting overview of modern science is sure toinform, entertain, and astound.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471145752
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/08/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

SHARON BERTSCH McGRAYNE is the author of 365 Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries (also published by Wiley) and Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries.

Table of Contents

Engineering and Technology.

Medicine and Health.

Ecology and Animal Behavior.

Zoology and Animal Physiology.

Plant Science.

Earth Sciences.

The Molecules of Life.

Chemistry.

Astronomy.

Physics.

Mathematics and Computers.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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