This series was specially written and designed for students to support science, history and social studies research in Grades 7-10. Each volume contains about 90 profiles of scientists throughout history and from all parts of the world. Sidebar stories, timelines, illustrations, and marginal definitions illuminate the text and each volume concludes with a comprehensive index. This continuing series will introduce two volumes each year covering scientists, events and issues.
"Each title starts with a brief overview of the era's discoveries and major scientific trends as well as a scientific time line. The biographies that follow discuss the discovery made by the scientist and some background on his or her life. Scientific terms and words difficult for younger readers are highlighted in the text and designed in the margins, and sidebars offer additional information. These heavily illustrated volumes also contains a short list of suggested readings, both in print and onlin...This series is well suited to students and those who know very little about the history of science...The Scribner set is highly recommended for school and public libraries."
-- Library Journal (May 2001)
Price: US $158.00