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How science works : the facts visually explained

Author: Derek Harvey
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"Explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe. How Science Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics to answer common questions and explain difficult concepts--not only the core science topics that eluded us at school, but also the cutting-edge science reported in the news. Have you ever wondered how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Juvenile literature
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Harvey
ISBN: 9781465464194 1465464190
OCLC Number: 990286781
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Target Audience: Ages 13 and up.
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Matter. What is matter? --
Solids --
Liquids --
Gases --
Strange states --
Transforming matter --
Inside an atoms --
The subatomic world --
Waves and particles --
The quantum world --
Particle accelerators --
The elements --
Radioactivity --
Mixtures and compounds --
Molecules and ions --
Getting a reaction --
Reactions and energy --
Metals --
Hydrogen --
Carbon --
Air --
Burning and exploding --
Water --
Acids and bases --
Crystals --
Solutions and solvents --
Catalysts --
Making chemicals --
Plastics --
Glass and ceramics --
Wonder materials. Energy and forces. What is energy? --
Static electricity --
Electric currents --
Magnetic forces --
Generating electricity --
Alternative energy --
How electronics works --
Microchips --
How computers work --
Virtual reality --
Nanotechnology --
Robots and automation --
Artificial intelligence --
Waves --
From radio waves to gamma rays --
Color --
Mirror and lenses --
How lasers work --
Using optics --
Sound --
Heat --
Heat transfer --
Forces --
Velocity and acceleration --
Machines --
Friction --
Springs and pendulums --
Pressure --
Flight --
How buoyancy works --
Vacuums --
Gravity --
Special relativity --
General relativity --
Gravitational waves --
String theory. Life. What is "alive"? --
Types of living things --
Viruses --
Cells --
How genes work --
Reproduction --
Passing on genes --
How did life begin? --
How do things evolve? --
How plants fuel the world --
How plants grow --
Respiration --
The carbon cycle --
Aging --
Genomes --
Genetic engineering --
Gene therapy --
Stem cells --
Cloning. Space. Stars --
The Sun --
The Solar System --
Space flotsam --
Black holes --
Galaxies --
The Big Bang --
How big is the Universe? --
Dark matter and dark energy --
How it ends --
Seeing the Universe --
Are we alone? --
Spaceflight --
Living in space --
Traveling to other worlds. Earth. Inside Earth --
Plate tectonics --
Earthquakes --
Volcanoes --
The rock cycle --
Oceans --
Earth's atmosphere --
How weather works --
Extreme weather --
Climate and the seasons --
The water cycle --
The greenhouse effect --
Climate change.
Responsibility: contributors: Derek Harvey and four others.

Abstract:

"Explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe. How Science Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics to answer common questions and explain difficult concepts--not only the core science topics that eluded us at school, but also the cutting-edge science reported in the news. Have you ever wondered how airplanes stay in the air, how holograms are made, or how ants lift things many times their size? You'll find answers to these enigmas as well as learn about more complex developments, including the discovery of the Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and the mysteries of dark matter. Topic spreads include Q & A features, short-story sections, and simple graphics to answer all your questions about scientific principles, from familiar conundrums to mysteries that evade even the brightest minds."--

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