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The Oxford children's book of science

Author: Charles Taylor; Stephen Pople
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text, illustrations and photographs explain many scientific concepts, with examples from our daily life.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Juvenile works
Dictionaries, Juvenile
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Charles.
Oxford children's book of science.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)749170740
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor; Stephen Pople
ISBN: 0195211650 9780195211658 0195211642 9780195211641
OCLC Number: 32051286
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: All in the mind: senses, illusion, and science --
Images in view: forming images with light and other types of radiation --
A colorful world: sensing, mixing, and using colors --
Sounds of music: sounds high, low, loud, quiet, and combined --
Passing it on: the secrets of plant and animal communication, and data handling --
Materials under the microscope: the world of atoms and the materials they make --
Growing and changing: cells, DNA, and the secret of life --
Made with sunshine: how living things depend on the sun --
A lot of rot: rotting, preserving, and recycling --
Custard, glue, and concrete: chemistry in action around the home --
A matter of chance: events possible, probable, and improbable --
Holding the world together: atoms and the fundamental forces of nature --
Thrills and spills with the effects of gravity and acceleration --
Flight and flow: air pressure and its effects --
Floating and sinking: the ups and downs of boats, balloons, fish, and divers --
Moving machines: forces in action, from levers to robots --
The human machine: using, powering, and controlling the human body --
Energy forever: where energy comes from, what it does, and where it goes --
Hot stuff: heat on the move and heat in store --
Shocking behavior: producing and using electricity --
Quick as a flash: radiation in action: light and the electromagnetic family --
Time on your hands: forward to the future and back to the big band.
Responsibility: Charles Taylor, Stephen Pople.
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