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Discusses various aspects of forces, including gravity, magnetism, Newton's laws, inertia, friction, action and reaction, velocity, acceleration, balanced forces, combined forces, elastic energy, and more.
These titles provide straightforward and clear discussions of their topics. The layout is bright and colorful, with photographs and illustrations on almost every page. Charts and diagrams that complement the texts are included throughout. In addition, the authors make use of sidebars and boxed areas to highlight key individuals and pertinent quotes, and offer other supplemental information. For example, The Nature of Matter includes a fact box profiling John Dalton. Transfer discusses heat, light, and energy in other forms, as well as sources and more. Parker discusses various types of electricity, and how electricity and magnetism work together and affect our everyday lives. Forces and Motion includes fact boxes on Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Blaise Pascal. Readers are introduced to Newton's Laws, friction, speed and acceleration, and more. In all four books, explanations are easy to read and cover their subjects well.
—Maren OstergardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.