Scientific Kentucky

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Scientists and inventors who lived, worked or were educated in the Bluegrass State have made fundamental contributions to biology, chemistry, physics and technology. Biologist Thomas Hunt Morgan laid the foundation for modern genetics. Chemist William Lipscomb made important discoveries about the structure of molecules and chemical bonding. Astrophysicist J. Richard Gott is a leading expert on cosmology, general relativity and time travel. And inventor George Devol built the world’s first programmable industrial robot. Kentucky scientists have also been awarded four Nobel Prizes. Science teacher Duane S. Nickell offers a glimpse into the lives of seventeen scientific heroes from Kentucky.
ISBN: 9781467152754
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Images: 45
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Duane S. Nickell was born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He is now a retired physics teacher living in Indianapolis with his wife, Karen Markman, and three cats. He holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a doctoral degree from Indiana University. He is a past president of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers and a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. His previous books include Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Astronomy and Space Exploration Sites Across America, Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites Across America and Scientific Indiana. His author website is at
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