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Chronology of Science
  • Authored by: Lisa Rezende, Ph.D.
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816053421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5342-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 502
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 512


Spanning the vast history of science, Chronology of Science contains approximately 2,000 cross-referenced entries that chronicle scientific progress. Helpful identifiers categorize the entries into core areas (biology, chemistry, physics, marine science, space and astronomy, Earth science, and weather and climate). Also included are introductory and closing essays in each section, sidebars expanding upon important concepts in each time period, figure legends, appendixes directing the reader to further information on specific topics, a bibliography, and an index.

This is a helpful reference tool for students looking for basic information about specific scientific events. The entries inspire the reader to investigate the topic further. After reading sections of the book, the reader will have gained accurate information about scientific history, as well as a sense of how scientific discoveries build upon events of the past, and an understanding of the way scientific theories have changed over time.

This volume is divided into the following sections:

  • Setting the Foundation: Science in Antiquity Through the First Century BCE
  • Expanding Knowledge: First Century CE-12th Century CE
  • Science in the Renaissance (1300-1632)
  • Building the Base of Modern Science (1636-1759)
  • Science in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1850)
  • Science Expands as the World Grows Smaller (1851-1899)
  • New Theories and Old (1900-1945)
  • Science in the Post-Atomic World (1976-1979)
  • The Expansion of Science in the Information Age (1980-2006).


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Glossary. Further reading. Sidebars. Notable societies and associations.

About the Author(s)

Lisa Rezende, Ph.D., graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and was a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at Harvard Medical School. Currently a freelance science writer living in Tucson, AZ, she has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Virology, on issues of DNA replication and human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance, and has contributed to the Web site supporting the textbook Molecular Cell Biology.

Reviews and Awards

Library Media Connection

"...useful for high school students and lower-level undergraduates, for public libraries, and as a supplementary title for college libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"...well-organized and written at a level accessible to a student...worthy of consideration for middle-school and high-school libraries as well as public libraries and undergraduate teacher education libraries."

"Honor Book, 2006," Science 7-12 category
- Society of School Librarians International

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