Table of contents for The Facts on File chronology of science / Lisa Rezende.

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments									viii
Introduction										ix
SECTION 1.	Setting the Foundation-Science in Antiquity Through 
the First Century BCE						1
Introduction										1
Measuring Time in the Ancient World						10
Discovering the Scientific Advances of the Ancient World				17
Conclusion										64	
SECTION 2.	Expanding Knowledge: First Century CE-12th Century CE	66		
Introduction										66	
The Alchemists									78
The Origin of Modern Numbers							109
Conclusion										113	
SECTION 3. Science in the Renaissance: (1300-1632)				115
Introduction										115
Developing the Tools and Methods of Modern Science				123
Astronomy in the Renaissance							133
Conclusion										155
SECTION 4. Building the Base of Modern Science: (1636-1759)		157
Introduction										157
Physics and Mathematics								173
The Microscope and Biology								183
Conclusion										212
SECTION 5. Science in the Age of Revolutions: (1760-1850)			213
Introduction										213
Discovering the Elements								219
Theories of Geological Change							240
Conclusion										297
SECTION 6. Science Expands as the World Grows Smaller: (1851-1899)	298
Introduction										298
Theories of Evolution									309
Finding the Microorganisms that Cause Disease					337
Conclusion 										374
SECTION 7. New Theories and Old: 1900-1945					375
Introduction										375
Awarding Science									384
The Beginnings of Quantum Mechanics						441
Conclusion 										499
SECTION 8. Science in the Post-Atomic World: 1976-1979			500
Introduction										500
Science of DNA									530
Exploring Space									595
Conclusion										627
SECTION 9. The Expansion of Science in the Information Age: 1980-2004	629
Introduction										629
Climate Change									643
Computers and Science								659
Conclusion										677
APPENDIXES
Appendix 1: Units and Measurements						679
Fundamental Units								679
Comparisons among Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit			684
Useful Measures of Distance							685
Definitions for Electricity and Magnetism					693
Prefixes									694
Appendix 2: Periodic Table of the Elements					698
Glossary										700
Further Reading									717
	Selected Works Discussed in Entries						727
Selected Internet Resources								743
Societies and Associations								755
Index											759

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Science -- Chronology.
Science -- History.
Scientists -- Biography.