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257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
"Includes over 30 absurdly profound science experiments."--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-249) and index.
Science educator, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects-physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more-this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and coauthor Gregory Mone present the most difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. They interviewed numerous specialists from around the world, in each of the fields discussed, whose insights are included throughout. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life! Features photographs, illustrations, diagrams, glossary, bibliography, and index.
Ages 10 and up. Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Ch. 1.You are an amazing machine -- Ch. 2. Adventures in zoology: The how and why of running, swimming, soaring, and slithering -- Ch. 3. The essential science of plants: They don't dance, but they've got moves -- Ch. 4 Waterworld: How the other two-thirds lives -- Ch. 5. Evolution: The fact of life -- Ch. 6. Move! How everything that happens...happens -- Ch. 7. Heat: Natural laws you need to know -- Ch. 8. Chemicals and their reactions -- Ch 9. Light: Secrets of sunlight, starlight, and our friend Roy -- Ch. 10. Tiny particles: What it's all made of -- Ch. 11. The four fundamental forces of nature -- Ch. 12. Astrobiologists: The alien hunters -- Ch. 13. There's no place like Earth -- Ch. 14. What you need to know about climate change and why -- Ch. 15. Water: Why it's hard to find on our very wet world -- Ch. 16. How to build and shape a solar system -- Ch. 17. Interesting places to visit in the solar system-if you could -- Ch. 18. Huge cosmology, astrophysics, and a few unsolved mysteries of the universe -- The big finish.
Great big world of science
9781419746765 (hardcover) : $29.99
1419746766 (hardcover) : $29.99