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My Scrapbook of Science (by Professor Genius)

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Professor Genius invites us to discover his brand new scrapbook about the sciences. This cultured scholar shares with young readers
his knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, telling the story of these scientific domains, describing their applications in daily life, and presenting the scientists behind the breakthroughs.

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Published 09 August 2012
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EAN13 9782764409060
Language English
Document size 22 MB

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Professor Genius
My scrapbook of SCIENCES
My scrapbook of My scrapbook of
SCIENCES
Professor Genius
WHEN DID NUMBERS FIRST APPEAR? SCIENCES
WHAT IS GRAVITY?
WHO WERE ARCHIMEDES, NEWTON, GALILEO? Professor GeniusWHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN THE MOON AND THE TIDES?
DOES ANTIMATTER EXIST?
Professor Genius invites us to discover his brand new scrapbook
about the sciences. This cultured scholar shares with young readers
his knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, telling the
story of these scientific domains, describing their applications in
daily life, and presenting the scientists behind the breakthroughs.
Through a lively assortment of personal thoughts, stories,
explanations of historic and scientific facts, newspaper clippings, and
illustrations, Professor Genius unveils to children ages 10 and over
the most bewildering secrets of our world.
In the same collection:My Scrapbook
of Science
by Professor GeniusAs you open this scrapbook...
The earliest clues about the existence of science are some small bones,
several thousand years old, with notches cut into them. The scientists
who found them during excavations confirm that the notches were
used for counting. Interesting, isn't it? Since then, people who are
fascinated by nature have never stopped trying to understand how our
world works. They have developed a number of theories as well as
increasingly sophisticated instruments for measuring and observing—all to
help them answer questions that continue to probe deeper.
I have always been fascinated by the world of science. Over the
years, I've collected newspaper clippings, excerpts from books,
magazines and photographs that are witnesses to the curiosity,
imagination and determination that scientists around the world have in
common. I present all this information in "My Scrapbook of Science."
Besides revealing the incredible secrets of the world around us, this
scrapbook takes you on a trip through history, introducing you to the
geniuses who have helped science progress and the ways they have
found to solve scientific riddles.
As you already know, science is a vast universe that brings together
many different fields. They include physics, mathematics, chemistry,
geology and biology, as well as the sciences that study humans and their
behavior (the "human sciences," as they are called). Unfortunately, it is
impossible to present them all in a single scrapbook. So this time, I've
chosen to take you on a tour of mathematics, chemistry and physics.
Happy reading! And don't forget: imagination and curiosity are the
most important qualities of the scientific mind!
Professor GeniusQuebec City, April 2, 2007
Dear Genius,
What a superb scrapbook—and what an original and entertaining way to introduce
us to the world of mathematics, physics and chemistry! You’ve chosen striking
images that really bring to life a world that’s often thought of as a dry, barren place.
All through the scrapbook, the reader is invited to see the important role that
mathematics plays in the development of all the sciences, and indeed the arts.
What is more, the reader becomes conscious of how mathematics is present in
everyday life. You’ve set yourself quite a challenge!
In other respects, the consideration you show by highlighting the people
who are at the origin of scientific discoveries makes your book both endearing
and captivating.
While encouraging us to discover the useful qualities of science, you also
demonstrate that learning science can be an endless source of pleasure. Thank you
for giving us a taste of the sciences… that will have us coming back for more!
Cordially,
My friend Jean-Marie De
Koninck is a professor of
mathematics at Université
Laval in Quebec City.. He
likes nothing better than to
share his love of numbers
Jean-Marie De Koninck with the general public. His
talents as a popularizer
earned him the title of
"Scientist of the Year"
for 2005 by the
Frenchlanguage broadcaster
Radio-Canada!
CANADAQA Kids
an imprint of
QA International
329 De la Commune West
3rd Floor
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E1
Canada
T 514.499.3000 F 514.499.3010
www.qa-international.com
© QA International, 2007. All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including
photocopying, recording or by any information storage and
retrieval system, without permission in writing by QA International.
Printed and bound in Singapore.
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The characters in Professor Genius’s universe, except for Jean-Marie De Koninck and those mentioned in the Acknowledgements,
are pure fantasy. Any resemblance to actual living persons is entirely coincidental. Although the facts they contain are accurate, the
newspaper articles, old letters, books, and magazines drawn from the Professor’s personal collection are all products of the imagination
of the creators of this scrapbook.
CANADA
Professor Genius
You can write to 329 De la Commune West
Professor Genius and send 3rd Floor
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Professor Genius
My Scrapbook of Science
For ages 10 and over.
ISBN: 978-2-7644-0906-0
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