The Oxford Children's Book of Science

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Explains the basic principles of science through the use of familiar objects and situations in sections on the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe

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The world of science can seem difficult and overwhelming to children (and adults, too!), but this excellent book from Oxford University Press is a great start for budding scientists. The attractive, dynamic volume is divided into 22 thematic areas, including the forces of nature, gravity, cells and biology, sounds and music, heat, energy, and machines. In the chapter on the forces of nature, for example, young readers will learn about magnetism, electrical forces, fission and fusion, gravity, and space orbits. Every page is splashed with bright, interesting photographs, charts, maps, diagrams, and graphs. Vibrant visual treats include breathtaking photographs of a huge snowflake, the Eiffel Tower at night, and lightning streaking across a dark sky. The book ends with a glossary of important terms and a helpful index. A fine resource for the scientifically inclined of all ages and an absorbing, useful reference book for students in the fourth through eighth grades. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Charles Taylor is a broadcaster and lecturer in science for children. He was a Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and is the holder of the Michael Faraday Award for contributions to the public understanding of science.
Stephen Pople is the author of many highly successful science books for children. He is a former science teacher, and is now the science consultant for The Oxford Children's Encyclopedia.

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