Milestones in Science and Technology: The Ready Reference Guide to Discoveries, Inventions, and Facts Second Edition

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Who discovered DNA? Who invented the automatic teller machine? Is there such a thing as a magnetic-levitated train? These are just a few of the questions readers can quickly answer by consulting Milestones in Science and Technology. Readers of all ages can easily find facts, history, names, and dates surrounding the 1,250 most important events in sci-tech history. Each event gets special treatment in understandable paragraphs of 150 to 600 words. Four indexes provide access by year, name of discoverer or inventor, nationality or country, and broad subject category. The text is enhanced by photos and illustrations.

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ELLIS MOUNT, D.L.S., is president of Mount Data Services, Teaneck, New Jersey and editor of Sci-Tech News. Formerly, he was research scholar at Columbia University School of Library Service, New York, New York. He is a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the American Society for Information Science, and the Association of Independent Information Professionals. He received the John Cotton Dana Award from SLA in 1984. In 1990, Dr. Mount was elected to the SLA Hall of Fame.

BARBARA A. LIST, M.L.S., is director of Science and Engineering Libraries, Columbia University, New York, New York. Formerly, she was editor of New Technical Books and coordinator of collection development at the Research Libraries, Science and Technology Research Center, and The New York Public Library. She is a member of the Special Libraries Association and the American Library Association.

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"This book would be a welcome addition to any sci-tech reference collection....There are 1250 entries, a 25% increase over the first edition. The entries are all meticulously written. One valuable feature is the fact that each entry includes a citation to a source of additional information."-Sci Tech News May 1994

"A better source than Kane's Famous First Facts."-VOYA

"A well-planned and well-researched volume."-School Library Journal

"School and public libraries will find this book indispensable."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"Readers seeking a quick reference collection of discoveries, inventions and facts should make this a reference basic."-The Bookwatch

..."a useful guide for locating basic data on important and interesting discoveries, inventions, and facts in science and technology."-Ties

..."this encyclopedia, alphabetical listing of important discoveries and inventions contains concise descriptions of everything from abacus to zoology. Extensively cross-referenced and labeled with field of study."-Advisory List

"Compiled with skill and care, this reference for the lay audience is a far cry from the more common slapped together lists of great events or important inventions....The bibliography annotates cited providing a good selection tool for public school library science collections."-Sci Tech Book News Feb 1994

?A better source than Kane's Famous First Facts.??VOYA

?A well-planned and well-researched volume.??School Library Journal

?A better source than Kane's Famous First Facts.?-VOYA

?A well-planned and well-researched volume.?-School Library Journal

?School and public libraries will find this book indispensable.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

?Readers seeking a quick reference collection of discoveries, inventions and facts should make this a reference basic.?-The Bookwatch

?...a useful guide for locating basic data on important and interesting discoveries, inventions, and facts in science and technology.?-Ties

?...this encyclopedia, alphabetical listing of important discoveries and inventions contains concise descriptions of everything from abacus to zoology. Extensively cross-referenced and labeled with field of study.?-Advisory List

?Compiled with skill and care, this reference for the lay audience is a far cry from the more common slapped together lists of great events or important inventions....The bibliography annotates cited providing a good selection tool for public school library science collections.?-Sci Tech Book News Feb 1994

?This book would be a welcome addition to any sci-tech reference collection....There are 1250 entries, a 25% increase over the first edition. The entries are all meticulously written. One valuable feature is the fact that each entry includes a citation to a source of additional information.?-Sci Tech News May 1994

.,."a useful guide for locating basic data on important and interesting discoveries, inventions, and facts in science and technology."-Ties

.,."this encyclopedia, alphabetical listing of important discoveries and inventions contains concise descriptions of everything from abacus to zoology. Extensively cross-referenced and labeled with field of study."-Advisory List

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