ASIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS by Lisa Yount

ASIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS

Age Range: 12 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this entry in the American Profiles series, Yount (Medical Technology, 1998, etc.) dispels stereotypes with this upbeat and accessible biographical collection of 12 Asian-American scientists. Readers meet computer scientist Tsutomu Shimomura, who hunts down lawbreakers on the information superhighway; Time’s 1996 “Man of the Year,” David Ho, whose research on AIDS and new drug treatments seems to have eliminated HIV from the blood of infected patients; Paul Ching-wu Chu, “superconductivity’s superstar”; Har Gobind Khorana, who created the first artificial genes; and more. The biographies, each accompanied by a list of further reading and a chronology, offer glimpses not only of the diverse career paths of 12 individuals, but lucid descriptions of their fields of interest, research, and prospects for the future. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 12-14)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-8160-3756-6
Page count: 103pp
Publisher: Facts On File
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1998




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