Young researchers will dive into the fantastic world of science with this authoritative one-stop reference that's packed with all the information kids want to explore. Grouped into five clear sections―Numbers, Energy and Matter, Materials, Living Things, and Space―this encyclopedia includes activities, key vocabulary, web links, and tons of fascinating trivia that will keep kids coming back for study and for pleasure. This is a trusty reference for the home or classroom.
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Dr. Mike Goldsmith is the former head of the United Kingdom's National Physical Laboratory and the author of numerous children's books, including Kingfisher's Explore Encyclopedia, Navigators: Stars & Planets, and Kingfisher Knowledge: Solar System.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1–5—This broad, accessible encyclopedia will appeal to browsers because of the 500-plus highlyrealistic computer-generated illustrations, large fonts, and short paragraphs. The thematic chapters—"Numbers and shapes," "How the world works," "The world of materials," "Living things," and "Space"—are subdivided into 68 categories of a spread each, covering topics such as computers, robots, floating and flying, chemical reactions, animal kingdoms, and space travelers. Features include amazing facts, "Superscience" boxes with in-depth information, thought-provoking questions, vocabulary boxes, "Can you find?" picture searches, and "Creative corners"—projects and activities that range from writing simple coded messages to making stalactites with warm water, yarn, and sugar. Brief biographies discuss well-known scientists such as Galileo and Marie Curie and the lesser-known Dmitri Mendeleev, who created the periodic table, and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. Each spread also recommends a related Web site. Chapters end with a "Now you know!" summary page illustrating and recapping main ideas. Charts of geometric shapes and the planets and lists of important scientific laws and elements appear at the back of the book. While report writers will need to look elsewhere, science enthusiasts will enjoy browsing this smorgasbord of information—Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools END
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Book Description Kingfisher, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110753463024
Book Description Kingfisher, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0753463024
Book Description Kingfisher, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0753463024