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Atoms, dinosaurs & DNA : 68 great New Zealand scientists / Veronika Meduna & Rebecca Priestley.

By: Meduna, Veronika.
Contributor(s): Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- [author.] | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House 2008Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419547 (pbk.) :.Other title: Atoms, dinosaurs and DNA.Subject(s): Reischek, Andreas, 1845-1902 | Callaghan, Paul Terence, 1947- | Cooper, Garth, 1950- | Scientists -- New Zealand | Science -- New Zealand -- History | Scientists -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Science -- New Zealand -- History -- Children's nonfiction | Scientists -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Children's nonfictionGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: z509.2 MED
Contents:
Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks -- Ernst Dieffenbach -- John Buchanan -- Walter Mantell -- Julius Haast and Ferdinand Hochstetter -- Thomas Kirk and Thomas Cheeseman -- James Hector -- Frederick Hutton -- Walter Buller -- Alexander McKay -- Andreas Reischek -- GM Thomson -- Leonard Cockayne -- Charles Chilton -- Herbert Guthrie-Smith -- James Mclaurin -- George Hudson -- Ernest Rutherford -- Peter Buck -- Charles Cotton -- Leslie Adkin -- Theodore Rigg and Kathleen Curtis -- Ernest Marsden -- Francis Dry and Geoffrey Peren -- Pérrine Moncrieff -- William Riddet -- Muriel Bell -- Bill Hayes -- Lucy Moore and Lucy Cranwell -- Harold Wellman -- Frank Bateson and Albert Jones -- Bill Pickering -- Athol Rafter -- Charles Fleming -- Maurice Wilkins -- Betty Batham -- Joan Wiffen -- Mont Liggins -- Alan McDiarmid -- Joan Metge -- Allan Wilson -- Roy Kerr -- David Crockett -- Don Merton -- Peter Barrett -- Beatrice Tinsley -- Dan Walls and Andrew Wilson -- Dave Lowe -- Paul Callaghan -- Jeff Talon -- Peter Gluckman -- Garth Cooper -- John Buckleton -- Cornel de Ronde -- Richie Poulton -- Lisa Matisoo-Smith -- Ingrid Visser -- Meto Leach -- Nancy Bertler -- Stephen Tauwhare.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards: Elsie Locke Award 2009.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From Joseph Banks to Ernest Rutherford and Beatrice Tinsley to Ingrid Visser, Atoms, Dinosaurs and DNA profiles 68 of New Zealand's most remarkable scientists. Among them are some of the earliest explorers and collectors, the first professional scientists, twentieth-century pioneers in emerging scientific disciplines and some of today's leading scientists who are continuing to make discoveries about our world and working to shape our future. Whether they measure the universe or the atom, work with whales or microbes, explore some of the world's most inhospitable places or persevere against all odds to discover the last survivors of a species considered extinct, each of the scientists profiled in this book is driven by a passion for their discipline and a desire to better understand the world around us. By presenting the life and work of each scientist in chronological sequence, this book also charts the history of science in New Zealand over the past two centuries. Atoms, Dinosaurs and DNA is based on a major science exhibition, curated by the authors and held at the National Library of New Zealand in 2006.

An adaptation of the National Library of New Zealand exhibition "Butterflies, Boffins & Black Smokers: two centuries of science in New Zealand", launched in September 2006, and curated by the authors.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-150) and index.

Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks -- Ernst Dieffenbach -- John Buchanan -- Walter Mantell -- Julius Haast and Ferdinand Hochstetter -- Thomas Kirk and Thomas Cheeseman -- James Hector -- Frederick Hutton -- Walter Buller -- Alexander McKay -- Andreas Reischek -- GM Thomson -- Leonard Cockayne -- Charles Chilton -- Herbert Guthrie-Smith -- James Mclaurin -- George Hudson -- Ernest Rutherford -- Peter Buck -- Charles Cotton -- Leslie Adkin -- Theodore Rigg and Kathleen Curtis -- Ernest Marsden -- Francis Dry and Geoffrey Peren -- Pérrine Moncrieff -- William Riddet -- Muriel Bell -- Bill Hayes -- Lucy Moore and Lucy Cranwell -- Harold Wellman -- Frank Bateson and Albert Jones -- Bill Pickering -- Athol Rafter -- Charles Fleming -- Maurice Wilkins -- Betty Batham -- Joan Wiffen -- Mont Liggins -- Alan McDiarmid -- Joan Metge -- Allan Wilson -- Roy Kerr -- David Crockett -- Don Merton -- Peter Barrett -- Beatrice Tinsley -- Dan Walls and Andrew Wilson -- Dave Lowe -- Paul Callaghan -- Jeff Talon -- Peter Gluckman -- Garth Cooper -- John Buckleton -- Cornel de Ronde -- Richie Poulton -- Lisa Matisoo-Smith -- Ingrid Visser -- Meto Leach -- Nancy Bertler -- Stephen Tauwhare.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Elsie Locke Award 2009.

An adaptation of the National Library of New Zealand exhibition "Butterflies, Boffins & Black Smokers: two centuries of science in New Zealand", launched in September 2006, and curated by the authors.

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