Synopses & Reviews
What a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, the world in which we live. – National Science Teachers Association. Handy Science collects 1,400 or so of the most commonly asked and interesting questions and answers them in distinct Visible Ink style–succinct, fun, and educational. Children and adults alike will enjoy uncovering some of life's greatest mysteries, such as: How does a fax machine work? and Is Chicago the windiest city? There are questions for everyone. Bachelors can find out how diamonds are weighed. Motorists can learn which color of car is safest. Fishermen will learn how to tell the difference between male and female lobsters. Parents will soon know that children are not the leading cause of stress. Buffalo residents will smile when they realize the record snowfall in the U.S. was clear across the country. We even have who invented the alarm clock in here. (We just don't have the why.) And there are many more topics covering everything under (and including) the sun to keep readers turning pages for hours on end. Straightforward writing, more than 100 photographs, and dozens of graphs and tables make the reading fun and the answers easy to understand. The Handy Science Answer Book®, Centennial Edition, is a great reference that keeps all levels of scientists, including dad, from answering a question with, Because.
Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science this guide collects more than 1,300 the most commonly asked and interesting questions in a succinct, fun, and educational manner. Children and adults alike will enjoy uncovering some of lifes greatest mysteries, including how does a fax machine works, which color car is the safest, the difference between male and female lobsters, and what city have the record for most snowfall. With straightforward writing, more than 100 photographs, and dozens of graphs and tables, this guidebook is the perfect reference for solving the mysteries of science.
Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, this newly updated edition poses and answers 2,200 questions, providing an abundance of original and interesting science facts. Children and adults will uncover some of the most interesting, unusual, and quirky science curiosities such as: Are cell phones dangerous to your health? Is the same strain of yeast used to make different types of beer? What is the cleanest fossil fuel? What is the largest invertebrate? Readers will find this informative and enjoyable resource is chock full of hundreds of intriguing science and technology topics, from the inner workings of the human body and outer space to math, computers, planes, trains, and automobiles.
About the Author
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, established in 1902, was the first major library to devote a separate department to science and technology. Each year, they answer more than 80,000 questions in the fields of science and technology.
Table of Contents
Physics and chemistry -- Space -- Earth -- Climate and weather -- Minerals and other materials -- Energy -- Environment -- Biology -- Plant world -- Animal world -- Human body -- Health and medicine -- Weights, measures, time, tools, and weapons -- Buildings, bridges, and other structures -- Boats, trains, cars, and planes -- Communications -- General science and technology.