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Jabir Ibn Haiyan

Jabir Ibn Haiyan was an Arab chemist who lived in the late 700's. He died in 803, but the date of his birth is uncertain. He carried out careful experiments which increased our understanding of common chemical processes, and is considered the father of modern chemistry.

Ibn Haiyan's work also improved everyday quality of life. He developed techniques for the making of steel, dyeing of cloth, and prevention of rust.


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Wangari Maathai

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The Scientific Process

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