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The Usborne internet - linked science encyclopedia

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