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Latinos in Science, Math, and Professions, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: David E. Newton
  • From the Series: A to Z of Latino Americans
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  • ISBN-10: 1438150016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-5001-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2015
  • Dewey Number: 509.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...packed with information on the exciting escapades of each champion of his or her field, and the series as a whole is peerless for its interest and multicultural thrust...An inexpensive and recommended purchase for all libraries."—Library Journal

"Th[is] straightforward, unbiased work [is] accessible for report writers who need a starting point for gathering current information."—School Library Journal

"Students will appreciate the clearly written text..."—SLJ Curriculum Connections

According to a study from the American Institute of Physics, the number of Hispanics earning bachelor's degrees in the physical sciences rose an incredible 78 percent between 2002 and 2012—proof positive that, as the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, the influence and contributions of Latinos in science, mathematics, and other professions increases as well, despite such barriers as prejudice while pursuing education and career goals. 

Latinos in Science, Math, and Professions, Second Edition covers more than 175 Hispanic-American physical and social scientists, mathematicians, and inventors. From the early disease research of Carlos Juan Finlay to the current economic theories of Bárbara J. Robles, Latinos have made many significant scientific and mathematical contributions to the world. This illuminating volume includes profiles of Latino economists, chemists, pharmacologists, doctors, biologists, astronauts, sociologists, engineers, and individuals in numerous other fields, whether they were born in the United States or emigrated from such countries as Argentina, Costa Rica, or Mexico. A bibliography directs the reader to sources for further information about Latino Americans in general, as well as those in the fields of science, math, and other professions.



About the Author(s)

David E. Newton holds an associate's degree in science from Grand Rapids Junior College, a B.A. in chemistry (with high distinction), an M.A. in education from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in science education from Harvard University. He is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, laboratory manuals, trade books, and other educational materials. For Facts On File, he has written Nuclear Power and Stem Cell Research in the Library in a Book series, and the six volumes in The New Chemistry set. Newton taught mathematics and physical sciences in Grand Rapids, Michigan; was a professor of chemistry and physics at Salem State College in Massachusetts; and was an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco.

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