Basher: Physics: Why Matter Matters!

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Children's Literature - Rachel Miller
Physics is a difficult subject for many young adults. The concepts of gravity, magnetism, inertia, and friction can be very confusing. Many concepts are discussed and defined in this wonderful reference guide. Earthquakes, sound waves, microwaves, and light are explained in great detail with small definitions and discussion of ways that a person can relate to the topic and understand what it is all about. Each topic is discussed as a first-person narrative to help the reader relate to the concept. The pictures that accompany each concept are like no other. They are personified accurately and effectively using bright colors and humorous images. At the bottom of each definition are other facts about each topic, such as who invented the object, who discovered it, what the largest of that concept is, or what the deadliest is. Electricity can be very hard to understand, and the authors do a fabulous job of explaining the different types of electricity as well as electric currents. This would be a wonderful addition to a science curriculum in any type of basic physics class. It is easy to understand and provides humor and entertainment. Reviewer: Rachel Miller
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Gr 4-8

This follow-up to Adrian Dingle's The Periodic Table (Kingfisher, 2007) introduces the elements of physics as anthropomorphic, cartoon-style characters. "You could say that these forceful fellows are the ones that really matter." They are grouped by associations: "Old School" (mass, weight, density, etc.), "Hot Stuff" (energy, entropy, etc.), "Wave Gang" (sound, frequency, etc.), "Light Crew" (radio wave, microwave, etc.), "Atom Family" (proton, electron, etc.), "Nuclear Heavies" (radioactivity, alpha particle, etc.), and "Electric Cuties" (static electricity, electric current, etc.). Each of the groupings begins with an introduction and each concept is given its own spread that shows the cartoon figure and describes its "personality." The information is presented in a chatty and conversational tone. For example, Blackbody Radiation is described as "a ninjalike shadow who swallows and slays the Light Crew." Along with the narrative, which is written in the first person from the concept's point of view, other key facts are presented. This book would be handy as a supplement to a physics curriculum.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753466124
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Basher Science Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 274,616
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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