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Author: Kirsteen RogersLaura HowellAlastair SmithPhillip ClarkeCorinne Henderson; et al; All authors
Publisher: London : Usborne Publishing, [2000], cop.2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This science encyclopedia includes facts on bioengineering, information technology, astronomy and medicine. It identifies over 1000 reviewed websites and can be backed up with pictures and diagrams  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsteen Rogers; Laura Howell; Alastair Smith; Phillip Clarke; Corinne Henderson; Ruth Russell; Karen Tomlins; Chloë Rafferty; Candice Whatmoore; Jane Rigby; Verinder Bhachu; Judy Tatchell; et al
ISBN: 074603833X 9780746038338
OCLC Number: 439942493
Description: 448 str. : barvne ilustr. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Materials: atomic structure; molecules; solids, liquids and gases; changes of state; how liquids behave; how gases behave; the elements; elements in the Earth; the periodic table; metals; groups of metals; alloys; iron and steel; main metals and alloys; corrosion; the discovery of metals; recycling metals; hydrogen; the halogens; carbon; sulphur; phosphorus. Part 2 Mixtures and compounds: mixtures; separating mixtures; the air; compounds; bonding; water; chemical reactions; oxidation and reduction; electrolysis; acids and bases; salts; crystals; organic chemistry; alkanes and alkenes; crude oil; polymers and plastics; using plastics. Part 3 Energy, forces and motion: energy; heat; heat transfer; radioactivity; nuclear power; forces; dynamics; friction; motion; gravity; pressure; simple machines; work and power; floating; ships and boats; flight; aircraft design; engines; cars and motorbikes. Part 4 Earth and space: the universe; galaxies; stars; the sun; the inner planets; the Earth and Moon; the outer planets; space debris; space exploration; the early Earth; Earth's structure; the atmosphere; life on Earth; seas and oceans; rivers; weather; climate; world population; Earth's resources. Part 5 Light, sound and electricity: waves; wave behaviour; sound; musical instruments; sound reproduction; electromagnetic waves; light and shadow; colour; light behaviour; lenses and mirrors; optical instruments; cameras; TV and radio; electricity; magnetism; electronics; digital electronics; computers; telecoms; the Internet. Part 6 Plants and fungi: plant cells; stems and roots; plant tissue; inside older plants; leaves; leaf structure; movement of fluids; plant food; plant sensitivity; flowering plants; seeds and fruit; new plants from old; water plants; flowerless plants; fungi; fighting for survival; plant lifestyles; plants and people; natural cycles; classifying plants. Part 7 Animal world: animal cells; body structure; body coverings; moving in water; flying and gliding; moving on land; feeding; teeth and digestion; breathing; internal balance; sending messages; animal senses; creating new life; life cycles; ecology; food and energy; balance in nature; conservation; evolution; classification. Part 8 Human body: the skeleton; muscles; the circulatory system; teeth; digestion; food and diet; the respiratory system; energy for life; balancing act; the nervous system; the brain; skin, nails and hair; eyes; ears; the nose and tongue; reproduction; growing and changing; genetics; gene technology; fighting disease; medicine. Part 9 Science facts and lists: research on the Web; revision questions; units of measurement; measuring nature; geometrical shapes; laws and symbols; Earth and space facts; scientists and inventors; key dates in science; A-Z of scientific terms.
Responsibility: Kirsteen Rogers ... [et al.] ; designed by Ruth Russell ...[et al.] ; digital illustrations by Verinder Bhachu ; digital imagery by Joane Kirkby ; managing editor: Judy Tatchell.


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