A fascinating look at how scientists solve today's mysteries and centuries-old "cold cases."
Savvy investigative work and scientific knowledge combine to answer perplexing questions and to uncover long-unknown truths. Using a trail of evidence -- clues, careful observation, laboratories and new testing protocols -- scientists reveal intriguing answers to such questions as: What really killed Beethoven? Are the Hitler diaries real or fakes?
The stories and sidebars show how scientists collect clues, analyse them, test theories, and arrive at solutions -- or gather enough evidence to support further investigation. The cases involve branches of science as wide-ranging as astronomy and biochemistry to geology and physics.
These are gripping high-interest stories for middle-grade non-fiction lovers, with Canadian content throughout. A helpful index and glossary are also provided.
About this Author
Former science teacher Larry Verstraete loves finding ways to get kids interested in science. Larry is the author of several popular non-fiction titles for Scholastic, including Silver Birch winners At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times and Survivors! True Death-Defying Escapes. Larry lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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