Young Folks' Whys and Wherefores; A Story

Young Folks' Whys and Wherefores; A Story

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...without very clearly understanding what Annie wanted with him. "What is this?" "That is ice." "So Mary said, and I knew it without being told. But I want to know how it is that there can be any ice in such a warm noom as mine is? That's what I don't understand." " Very well, then. In the first place, do you know what ice is and how it is formed?" Annie was just about to answer "Yes," but she stopped to think before she had got the word out, and she was forced to own to herself that she did not know at all. "I can guess your answer," said Paul, with a smile. " You do not know." Annie lowered her eyes. " Well, I'll explain to you some other time. IfI stop to do it now I may be late for business." "Oh, no!" cried Annie. "Tell me now. I may not think of it another time. Please tell me now." Paul looked at his watch, and probably saw that he had still some little time which he might devote to his sister, for he said, --"When a liquid body loses its heat it ends by passing into the solid state. That is one of the laws of nature. Therefore, when water loses its heat it passes from the liquid into the solid state; in other words, it becomes ice." Although Annie listened very carefully and tried her best to understand, this explanation did not seem to quite satisfy her, so she asked, --"ls water hot, then, since it can lose its heat?" "Yes; in one sense it is. It always has a certain amount of heat in it. The quantity depends upon the exterior temperature. You know when you wash yourself in summer you don't make such faces as you do when you wash in winter." "That is true. The water is warmer in summer...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986954
  • 9781236986955