School Library Journal - School Library JournalThis attractive book is essentially a glossary of simple physics concepts dealing with motion. A series of short sections with titles such as ``bouncing,'' ``streamlining,'' and ``slippery surfaces'' introduce ideas such as friction, inertia, centripetal force, and precession. However, technical terms are kept to a minimum and, as the section titles suggest, concepts are explained in terms of everyday events. Explanations are clear and accurate. Numerous high-quality, full-color photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts in action. Some of the drawings present simple hands-on demonstrations, although there are too few to consider this an experiment book. Rather, this volume is an excellent reference source for students. --Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
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