More than 150 spectacular illustrated timelines show how science changed the world one discovery at a time. Timelines of Science takes you on an astonishing voyage through time to witness every great breakthrough in the history of science. Each topic is beautifully realized as an illustrated, two-page timeline showcasing the discoveries, disasters, and eureka moments that gave rise to every modern science from astronomy to zoology. Find out why the fruitless search for a potion of eternal life led to the birth to modern chemistry. See how the invention of magnifying lenses opened new windows into the cosmos and microcosmos.