ERIC Number: ED287685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Milestones in Science and Technology: The Ready Reference Guide to Discoveries, Inventions, and Facts.
Mount, Ellis; List, Barbara A.
This book was compiled to provide information on what the compilers believe to be the 1000 most significant topics in science and technology. Topics cover basic discoveries as well as practical inventions and the main body of the book is arranged alphabetically by the name of the invention or the discovery. Each entry provides a brief description of the topic, as well as the dates these events occurred, the names of the people involved, and the nationalities of the persons named. In addition, each topic is assigned a broad category, such as physics or medicine. Cross-references to any related entries are provided at the end of the descriptions, and any entries mentioned within the descriptions are set in bold type. There are also four indexes for the book, arranged respectively by year of the event, by names of people involved, by nationalities of people, and by names of broad categories. Each entry also contains the name of an additional book or reference source that might be of interest to readers desiring more information on that topic. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Innovation, Inventions, Recognition (Achievement), Science and Society, Science Education, Science History, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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