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Table of Contents Introduction I. Secrets of the Earth Revealed 1. How Old is the Earth Anyway? The Geologic Time Scale 2. The Earth Moves in Mysterious Ways: Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and More 3. Dinosaurs: From Mythical Griffin to Modern Day Bird 4. The Elephant: From Hairy Mammoth to Great Communicator 5. Mosquitoes: Annoying Pest and Deadly Foe II. Spotlight on Man: Scientific Discoveries that have Changed Our Lives 6. How They Learned Why We Get Sick: The Origin of Germ Theory 7. Darwin: Then and Now 8. The Secret of Life: the ABC's (and a little CSI) of DNA 9. Avian Flu-A Dangerous Virus and its Long Shadow III. Amazing Discoveries that Changed Our View of the Universe 10. The Copernican Revolution: A Four Hundred Year Story 11. How Isaac Newton Changed Our View of the Universe 12. Atomic Theory: How They Discovered Something Way Too Small to be Seen 13. Einstein Made Clear (Enough) 14. A Ticket to Pluto and Beyond IV. Protecting Our Living Planet 15. Little-Sung Heroes: The Environmental Crusaders 16. It's Getting Hot in Here: The Reality of Global Warming 17. Mercury: From Early Medicine to Environmental Scourge V. A Peek at the Future 18. Nanotechnology
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Science -- Popular works.
Discoveries in science -- Popular works.