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Handheld Gadgets
     

Handheld Gadgets

by Ian Graham, Neil Morris
 

This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to handheld gadgets, from the latest mobile phones to global satellite positioning and medical scanner, and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their environmental impact.

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This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to handheld gadgets, from the latest mobile phones to global satellite positioning and medical scanner, and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their environmental impact.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
This high-interest science book looks at the myriad small devices that are useful in our daily lives. Many of us cannot imagine a world without the portable electronic gadgets that allow us to listen to music, talk on the phone, send text messages or play computer games wherever we are. This technology is constantly changing and improving and operates on a world-wide platform. The well-crafted summaries of the different technologies present their blended approaches clearly and concisely. The text is supported by color photographs and bright graphics. Sidebars also add supporting or related information such as a brief discussion of what megapixels do and the problem of e-waste. The text is supported by color photographs and bright graphics. Sidebars add supporting or related information such as the copyright issues that come with downloading music and the history of the development of the remote control. Words printed in bold text are found in the glossary while important material is underlined. This book is one in the "Sci-Hi" series and concludes with a "Quick Quiz" to test knowledge, a glossary, a list of books, Internet addresses, suggested topics to research titled "Find Out More" and an index. Neil Morris' book would be a good addition to a middle school library or class on electronics or computer technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942852
Publisher:
Heinemann/Raintree
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Sci-Hi: Science and Technology
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Neil Morris is an experienced writer on children's topics. He has been a contributor to dictionaries and encyclopedias. His recent work includes 'What Has Space Exploration Done for Us?', a guide to researching the Industrial Revolution, and a review of the impact of environmentalism on the landscape.

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