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How Did We Find Out about Photosynthesis?

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Traces the scientific discoveries that led to our understanding of photosynthesis and how this process relates to the food supply, changing ecological balance, and threats to the Earth's atmosphere.

Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Walker & Company (first published 1966)
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King Ævil
A non-technical history of the key experiments that revealed the crucial steps in photosynthesis. At 62 pp., with full-page illustrations, this book is a very quick read.

I've only read one of the How Did We Find Out...? series, but from Photosynthesis and Dr. Asimov's reputation as a nonfiction writer, it's clear that these books would make an excellent introduction into scientific inquiry for curious pre-teens. Adult readers, however, will likely find this series overly simplistic.

Karel
Mar 21, 2014 Karel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aburridisimo, sólo lo acabé porque era obligatorio en una materia. Asimov tortura al lector páginas y páginas contando la historia de todos los experimentos, investigadores y elementos relacionados con la fotosíntesis y respiración y pasa todo el libro obsesionado con hacer cálculos a un solo carbono, el horror. Nunca me ha gustado Asimov, ni siquiera cuando escribe ficción; despues de este libro puedo afirmar que nunca volveré a abrir un libro suyo.
Ed
May 27, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
The book is categorized as juvenile, however when I read it I was 50 years old with a good grounding in layman's mathematics and science, and I found it fascinating and intellectually challenging.

581.1 Science Fact - An introduction to plant photosynthesis by the master science communicator. Part of his series of Juvenile science books, this one focusing on the history of the discovery of photosynthesis.

Sergio Uceda
Me suelen gustar los libros de divulgación científica y me atraía el tema de la fotosíntesis como proceso clave en la existencia de la vida. Sin embargo, el libro de Asimov me ha parecido extremadamente aburrido y pesado de leer. Lo lamento, poque hacía tiempo que quería leerlo.
Martin Hernandez
Excelente y detallada explicación de este proceso, que sostiene la vida del planeta. Adoré la sencillez y claridad de las explicaciones de cada parte de este complejo proceso, por uno de los más grandes divulgadores de ciencia de la historia.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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