National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World

National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World

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by National Geographic
     
 

National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work—the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics—in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the

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National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work—the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics—in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the remote control open your garage door? What happens when you turn the key in the ignition? What do antibiotics really do? Divided into four big realms—Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials & Chemistry, Biology & Medicine—The Science of Everything takes readers on a fascinating tour, using plain talk, colorful photography, instructive diagrams, and everyday examples to explain the science behind all the things we take for granted in our modern world.

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"With 400 big, glossy pages, this hardback has the heft of a textbook, but with pictures and writing style accessible to anyone—even if your own scientific experiences never went beyond a kitchen-counter volcano of baking soda and vinegar." —The Washington Post

Dedicated to the notion that everything around us has an interesting science tale to tell, this abundantly illustrated, modern-day book of knowledge makes learning fun — and makes remembering forgotten science even better!” –WebWire.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426211683
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
76,798
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.25(d)

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National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Muguie9 More than 1 year ago
When I saw the book in the National Geographic magazine, I knew I had to get it for my grandson who celebrated his 9th birthday on Thursday. He is an avid reader and very much interested in everything that has to do with science. The book is on his bed and he has been reading it every night. He loves it.
Gypsymom4 More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old nephew loves to take things apart to see how they work. This book is perfect for him and he loves the large size, pictures and all the information he needed to see how things work. He loves this book!
HenryBeemis More than 1 year ago
Explanations in this book are limited at best. While going through this book it is best to have an encyclopedia handy. A smattering of many things, it's a good book to get you to ask more questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I bought it for my son and my father ended up buying one for himself too!