Physics

Physics : Why Matter Matters

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Description

The science of physics is full of wacky characters and crazy concepts, but it often seems daunting and unapproachable. Physics throws open the doors and welcomes you in, introducing you to a wild community of characters - think of it as a mySpace.com site for the universe's building blocks.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 130 x 130 x 8mm | 148g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artwork illustrations
  • 0753416824
  • 9780753416822
  • 234,276

Table of contents

Introduction; e=mc2/Einstein; Chapter 1 Old School; Chapter 2 Hot Stuff; Chapter 3 The Wave Gang; Chapter 4 The Light Crew; Chapter 5 The Atom Family; Chapter 6 Nuclear Heavies; Chapter 7 Electric Cuties; Index; Glossary.show more

About Dan Green

Dan Green (author) is a freelance science writer and editor, and edited Basher's previous book, The Periodic Table. He studied Geology at Cambridge University. Dr Mike Goldsmith (consultant), an astrophysicist, is head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. He is the author of several non-fiction books for children. Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!show more

Review quote

"I love science... It's great to see a book making it accessible for young children. Science should be fun." Damien Hirst "An engrossing read" New Scientist "...the look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is equally gripping." The Guardian "This blending of science and art is pure genius. No budding chemist should be seen without this vital accessory." www.writeaway.org.uk "This illustrated pocket-sized guide is a creative bombshell and will transform the way you think." Times Educational Supplement "Brilliantly simplified information" Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian (online)"show more

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306 ratings
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4 29% (88)
3 17% (53)
2 2% (5)
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