The Usborne Internet-linked Science Encyclopedia

The Usborne Internet-linked Science Encyclopedia

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Designed for the Internet generation, this reference book includes a thousand recommended Web sites, providing a gateway to the vast ammount of knowledge on the Internet. The specially selected Web sites aim to enrich the content with video, animation, sound, interactive experiments and on-line more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 40.64mm | 2,290.63g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations, charts, photos, glossary, index
  • 074603833X
  • 9780746038338
  • 1,536,223

Table of contents

Part 1 Materials: atomic structure; molecules; solids, liquids and gases; changes of state; how liquids behave; how gases behave; the elements; elements in the Earth; the periodic table; metals; groups of metals; alloys; iron and steel; main metals and alloys; corrosion; the discovery of metals; recycling metals; hydrogen; the halogens; carbon; sulphur; phosphorus. Part 2 Mixtures and compounds: mixtures; separating mixtures; the air; compounds; bonding; water; chemical reactions; oxidation and reduction; electrolysis; acids and bases; salts; crystals; organic chemistry; alkanes and alkenes; crude oil; polymers and plastics; using plastics. Part 3 Energy, forces and motion: energy; heat; heat transfer; radioactivity; nuclear power; forces; dynamics; friction; motion; gravity; pressure; simple machines; work and power; floating; ships and boats; flight; aircraft design; engines; cars and motorbikes. Part 4 Earth and space: the universe; galaxies; stars; the sun; the inner planets; the Earth and Moon; the outer planets; space debris; space exploration; the early Earth; Earth's structure; the atmosphere; life on Earth; seas and oceans; rivers; weather; climate; world population; Earth's resources. Part 5 Light, sound and electricity: waves; wave behaviour; sound; musical instruments; sound reproduction; electromagnetic waves; light and shadow; colour; light behaviour; lenses and mirrors; optical instruments; cameras; TV and radio; electricity; magnetism; electronics; digital electronics; computers; telecoms; the Internet. Part 6 Plants and fungi: plant cells; stems and roots; plant tissue; inside older plants; leaves; leaf structure; movement of fluids; plant food; plant sensitivity; flowering plants; seeds and fruit; new plants from old; water plants; flowerless plants; fungi; fighting for survival; plant lifestyles; plants and people; natural cycles; classifying plants. Part 7 Animal world: animal cells; body structure; body coverings; moving in water; flying and gliding; moving on land; feeding; teeth and digestion; breathing; internal balance; sending messages; animal senses; creating new life; life cycles; ecology; food and energy; balance in nature; conservation; evolution; classification. Part 8 Human body: the skeleton; muscles; the circulatory system; teeth; digestion; food and diet; the respiratory system; energy for life; balancing act; the nervous system; the brain; skin, nails and hair; eyes; ears; the nose and tongue; reproduction; growing and changing; genetics; gene technology; fighting disease; medicine. Part 9 Science facts and lists: research on the Web; revision questions; units of measurement; measuring nature; geometrical shapes; laws and symbols; Earth and space facts; scientists and inventors; key dates in science; A-Z of scientific more

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