Item description for 365 Fascinating Facts from the World of Discovery (365 Fascinating Facts) by Donald B. DeYoung...
Overview The history of discovery and invention is so thrilling, millions of people take an interest. From the scanning of the skies by astronomers tot he awe-inspiring studies in genetics, our world becomes more precious to us as mysteries are revealed. In 365 Fascinating Facts from the World of Discovery, you will find hours of great reading as the great moments of discovery, both large and small, come to light: *Enduring a three month voyage to the New World in 1620, half the colony of pilgrims died during the harsh first winter. *In 1677, Anton van Leeuwenhoeck sent a letter to the Royal Society of London, describing his discovering with the microscope, the paper was titled "Observations Concerning Little Animals." *Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral too his hunting dog into woods one October morning in 1948 and, noticing cockleburs in the dogs hair, Mestral studied the tiny hooks on the burrs and went on to invent Velcro. *On May 19, 1910, the earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet, prompting dire warnings of mass death from poisoning. This compelled people to buy "comet pills."
Publishers Description An engaging look at significant discoveries through the centuries, mostly geared around science and invention. Dr. DeYoung uses his astronomy background as a basis for sharing many significant events down through the years, and adds to the mix with facts related to many different areas of science. This compilation of short facts will thrill trivia enthusiasts and are designed to help the reader commit them quickly to memory.
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Studio: New Leaf Press (AR)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2000
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
Series 365 Fascinating Facts
ISBN 0892215003 ISBN13 9780892215003
Availability 0 units.
More About Donald B. DeYoung
Donald B. DeYoung is a scientist, author, and teacher of physics and astronomy at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. His other books include Astronomy and the Bible, Weather and the Bible, Dinosaurs and Creation, and Science and the Bible, vols. 1 and 2.
Donald B. DeYoung currently resides in Winona Lake, in the state of Indiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about 365 Fascinating Facts from the World of Discovery?
Fiction at best Mar 10, 2007
very poorly written and reserched, maybe I should write a book? Attributed the Genises Flood for creating many natural wonders of the world. also killed the dinosaurs, probably chased all the aliens away, I don't know haven't finished the book yet. Still debating whether or not to throw it away.
Concise and Interest-Holding Dec 7, 2000
This work, which was authored by a professional physicist, is structured with 365 daily readings based upon historic events which occurred on that particular day of the year. The book is informative, interesting, inspirational, and even challenging. There are frequent references to Bible verses.
The volume is peppered throughout with eye-catching drawings and photos. Most sections are only one paragraph long, but a few have several paragraphs.
A wide-range of scientific fields are covered, but some other topics such as the Bill of Rights, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day have more historic and religious significance.
This book is light reading. Since I have been wearing bifocal glasses for many years, it was especially interesting to learn that that on the 23rd of May, which is my birthday, Benjamin Franklin back in 1785 announced his invention of bifocal glasses.