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Great scientific discoveries

Author: Gerald Messadié
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Chambers, 1991.
Series: Chambers encyclopedic guides.; Chambers compact reference.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Messadié
ISBN: 0550170022 9780550170026
OCLC Number: 28426158
Notes: Translation of: Les grandes découvertes de la science.
Description: vii, 237 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: What happens to discoveries: Discoveries from A to Z: Aberration of light from fixed stars --
Allergy and anaphylaxis --
Anaesthesia --
Aniline --
Artificial radioactivity --
Astronomical telescope --
Atomic fission --
Australopithecus --
Barium --
Benzene --
Black holes --
Blood groups --
Blood pressure --
Carbon dating --
Cerebral hormones --
Champagne --
Chromosomes (function of) --
Circular polarization --
Circulation of the blood --
Coagulation (factors of) --
Coelacanth --
Coffee --
Cortisone --
Cosmic background radiation --
Cro-magnon and neanderthal men --
DNA (structure of) --
Doppler-Fizeau (effect) --
Electric battery --
Electroencephalogram --
Electromagnetic induction --
Embryonic star --
Endorphins --
Enzymes --
Extra chromosome (the) --
Fermentation --
Fertilization --
Fingerprints --
Galvanotherapy --
Gas lighting --
Gene amplification --
Genes (chemical regulation by) --
Genetic recombination --
Germanium --
Glycogenic function of the liver --
Gravitation (laws of) --
Hall effect --
Heavy water --
Heparin --
Heredity (laws of) --
HLA (system) --
Holography --
Hormones --
Induced mutations --
Infectious bacteria --
Infectious diseases (role of mosquitoes in) --
Infared --
Insulin --
Ionosphere --
Isomerism --
Lead tetraethyl --
Light spectrum --
Liquification of gases --
Liquid crystals --
Lucy --
Lystrosaurua --
Magnetic field induced by electric current --
Memory (molecule of) --
Microwave oven --
Mutations --
Natural radioactivity --
Neptune --
Nervous reaction (chemical transmission of) --
Nitrogen --
Nitrogen (fixation of) --
Oncogens --
Ovulation (substances acting against) --
Oxygen --
Penicillin --
Photography --Photosynthesis --
Pierced stone --
Pluto --
Polonium and radium --
Polymerization --
Prion --
Priore's 'machine' --
Protozoa --
Pulsars --
Quasars --
Quasi-crystals --
Quinoline --
Radio waves --
Radio waves from space --
Rare gases --
Red corpuscles --
Respiration --
Restriction enzymes --
Rings of Saturn --
Rubber --
Selenium --
Special effects in cinema --
Speed of recession of galaxies --
Spermatozoa --
Spiral nebulae (rotation of) --
Sugarbeet --
Sunspots --
Superconductivity --
Synthetics (first synthetic materials) --
Television (origins of) --
Transmutation --
Troy --
Tungsten steel --
Uranus --
Vaccination --
Variable stars --
Viruses --
Viscose --
Vitamins --
Vulcanization --
X-rays --
Index.
Series Title: Chambers encyclopedic guides.; Chambers compact reference.
Other Titles: Grandes découvertes de la science.
Responsibility: Gerald Messadié.

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