I Used to Know That: Science: Stuff You Forgot From School [NOOK Book]

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Do you know why we are able to see light and hear sound? What is the Earth made of? How does the body produce energy? And, most important, does any of this matter? In I Used to Know That: Science, Marianne Taylor will answer those questions and more and will tell you why the answers are vital to us and to the scientists working on the cutting edge of scientific ...
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I Used to Know That: Science: Stuff You Forgot From School

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Overview

Do you know why we are able to see light and hear sound? What is the Earth made of? How does the body produce energy? And, most important, does any of this matter? In I Used to Know That: Science, Marianne Taylor will answer those questions and more and will tell you why the answers are vital to us and to the scientists working on the cutting edge of scientific research. In this book, you will learn about:

 
  • Physics-Energy and Electricity: How electricity is generated; how heat moves from one place to another; the relationship between electricity and magnetism

Forces: The four fundamental forces; the origins of the universe; the composition and behavior of planets, stars and galaxies; the basic laws of mechanical physics

Waves, Radiation and Space: How waves behave and how they affect us; the electromagnetic spectrum; radioactivity
  • Chemistry-The Periodic Table: How to read the table; how atoms work; chemical bonds and reactions

Fuels, Air and Pollution: Chemicals, both helpful and dangerous, in the air; crude oil and its useful chemicals; live cycle assessments

Metals: The Earth’s structure; metals and alloys; construction materials

Organic Chemistry: Natural polymers and their usefulness; nutrition; which chemicals are harmful
  • Biology-Human (and Other) Bodies: The body’s systems-circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, respiratory and sensory

Cell Biology: The structure of a cell; how photosynthesis works; what hormones do

Evolution and Environment Ecology: The origins of life; how the eukaryotic cell evolved; mutation and natural selection; population, predation and extinction

Genetics: what chromosomes are; how you inherit genetic traits
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606524695
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 847,141
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor, with a lifelong interest in science and nature. After seven years working for book and magazine publishers, she took the leap into the freelance world, and has since written ten books on wildlife, science and general natural history. She is also an illustrator and keen photographer, and when not at her desk or out with her camera she enjoys running, practicing aikido, and helping out at the local cat rescue center.
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