"The witty diagrams and crisp explanations make the book ideal for 4th through 12th grade students.... an ideal book for a reading or enrichment corner. It will capture both science buffs and reluctant readers and is bound to entice some to look further."
--The Science Teacher
"Plain-language science explanations are supported by appealing color illustrations on every page in theis reference for general readers in middle school and up. There is a special focus on topics that provoke controversy, such as stem-cell research and causes of climate change, with material presented from each side."
--Book News Inc.