Monday, January 28, 2008

Science Detectives: How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life Mysteries


SCIENCE DETECTIVES: HOW SCIENTISTS SOLVED SIX REAL-LIFE MYSTERIES; Editors of Yes magazine; Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2007, 48pp. Non-Fiction
What a great book for budding scientists. Not only does it show, step by step, how scientists solved some of the great puzzles of the natural world, but gives kids projects to do, and explanations of the scientific method used in each case--the hunt for diamonds in the Northwest Territories; the Case of Typhoid Mary; the sudden and near-catastrophic deaths of hordes of vultures; finding proof that the Vikings reached America. Accessible prose and a funky layout

ensure that young scientists will find pleasure in these pages.

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