The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

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Fully revised and updated edition of the hugely popular Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, this is an up-to-the-minute scientific reference source for all the family, with an easy-to-read text, lively illustrations and quality photographs The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia has been completely revised and updated, and brings science within the grasp of every child. The encyclopedia is an essential reference source covering the full range of science topics. Science is a key subject for all children and the need to understand its basic principles has never been greater. The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia gives children access to the knowledge of science that they need to build their lives in the modern world. The book, which is arranged thematically with a detailed index, provides more than facts about science and technology - it helps the reader to think for him or herself, develop an enquiring mind, pose challenging questions, and discover how to collect and use evidence and explore new topics.
The ten major subject areas covered are: Planet Earth, Living Things, Human Biology, Chemistry and the Elements, Materials and Technology, Light and Energy, Forces and Movement, Electricity and Electronics, Space and Time, and Conservation and the Environment. The text is arranged so that all information is easily accessible. Critical moments and events in each subject area are highlighted throughout. Combined with illustrated biographies of important scientific figures, these provide a comprehensive reference source. Each subject is written in a lively, vivid way by experts in the particular field, and this will hold a child's interest and make reading the encyclopedia a pleasure. Packed with scintillating facts, lavish illustrations and quality photographs, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is a wonderful reference source for both home and school, and the definitive information book which will enthuse any budding scientist.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 225 x 283 x 38mm | 2,305g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 2500 illustrations, photos
  • 0753411113
  • 9780753411117
  • 1,265,751

About Clive Gifford

The general editor of this encyclopedia is the eminent Professor Charles Taylor, D.Sc., F.Inst.P., Emeritus Professor of Physics in the University of Wales, and former Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal Institution of Britain. He was awarded the Bragg Medal and Prize of Inst. Physics, made Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics, and was the first holder of the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award for contributions to the Public Understanding of Science. Professor Taylor heads a team of science writers, each specialists in their own field.
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