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SCIENCE & KIDS: EUREKA!

04/10/2016,

Did you know that Alexander Fleming discovered pencillin by accident?

That time travel might be possible in the future?

That Marie Curie asked for a wedding dress that she could wear in the science lab?

 

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Your kids can discover all this and more in Eureka!, a vivid retelling of the real-life stories behind some of the most amazing scientific discoveries.

The book, written by Dr. Mike Goldsmith, has been published last week.

Eureka! begins by exploring the captivating history of medicine, including Louise Pasteur’s cure for rabies and the discovery of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson.

 

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Later chapters look at the matter and energy, planet Earth, and the Universe, revealing the fascinating discoveries of Galileo Galilei and Edwin Hubble.

Dr. Mike Goldsmith was Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory from 1987 to 2007, where he researched noise, speech, language, sound and artificially intelligent machinery.  He is the author of many children’s science books.

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Packed with fascinating details of the scientists’ daily lives, their experiments, equipment and lucky escapes, Eureka! is the perfect book for children aged 9+ with a budding interest in history, science and adventure.

 

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