Selman Waksman and the Discovery of Streptomycin by Karen Gordon
(Unlocking the Secrets of Science)

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Written especially for young adult readers, this series helps place each significant invention, discovery, or development in historical perspective while exploring the life of the person responsible for each breakthrough. Readers will travel back in time to learn about each important scientific, medical, or technological discovery. No science fiction story even approximates the mystery and suspense contained in these true science biographies.The microbiologist who spent his life studying microbes in the soil and discovered streptomycin, the first effective treatment of tuberculosis.

About Karen Gordon

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Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-Tempered Sentence, The Ravenous Muse, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, The Disheveled Dictionary, and Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide. She divides her time between Berkeley, California, and France.
Published November 1, 2002 by Mitchell Lane Publishers. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math.