All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

by Lori Alexander, Vivien Mildenberger

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For fans of the "Who Was" series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of our oft-invisible world around us.  

 

Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman—who didn’t go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists—change everyone’s minds? 

 

            Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening chapter book, illustrated with lively full-color art, celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence. 

 

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358036197

  • ISBN-10: 0358036194

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 08/06/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

Lori Alexander
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Lori Alexander

Lori Alexander is the author of several board books and picture books.  She made her chapter book biography debut with ALL IN A DROP.  She resides in Tucson, Arizona with her family. www.lorialexanderbooks.com Twitter: @LoriJAlexander Instagram: @lorijalex  
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    "[M]akes Antony's life's work accessible to a young audience that is sure to be intrigued and inspired....Methodical young scientists will see themselves in the 'Father of Microbiology.'"—Kirkus

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358036197

  • ISBN-10: 0358036194

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 08/06/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

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