DK Children DK Smithsonian Timelines: Timelines of Science
DK Children DK Smithsonian Timelines: Timelines of Science

DK Smithsonian Timelines: Timelines of Science



Publication Date: October 4, 2022

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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7

More than 150 spectacular illustrated timelines show how science changed the world one discovery at a time.

Timelines of Science takes you on an astonishing voyage through time to witness every great breakthrough in the history of science. Each topic is beautifully realized as an illustrated, two-page timeline showcasing the discoveries, disasters, and eureka moments that gave rise to every modern science from astronomy to zoology. Find out why the fruitless search for a potion of eternal life led to the birth of modern chemistry. See how the invention of magnifying lenses opened new windows into the cosmos and microcosmos. And learn how happy accidents led to the lucky discovery of antibiotics, X-rays, electricity, pulsars, and even the big bang.


Timelines of Science is not just about science – it’s also a book about human endeavor. The stories of discovery are told through the lives of extraordinary people who often dared to challenge conventional wisdom in their trailblazing pursuit of scientific truth. The timelines show how each scientist “stood on the shoulders of giants,” building on the work of previous luminaries, while – in some cases – bitterly trying to overturn their rivals’ or predecessors’ theories.


Filled with dazzling illustrations, spectacular photography, and easy-to-follow storytelling that cuts through technical jargon, Timelines of Science is guaranteed to capture the imagination of children of all ages and abilities.

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: October 4, 2022

ISBN: 9780744060171

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