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

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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,...
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Overview

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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This endlessly fascinating hardcover lives up to its full title. Whether your curiosity is piqued by chemical reactions, biological processes, how your household appliances operate, or the wonders of GPS, National Geographic Science of Everything takes you inside their workings with easy-to-understand explanations, diagrams, photographs and examples. In addition to the subjects represented above, the topics covered include physics, mechanics, and medicine. The mysteries of everything from thunderstorms to curve balls now at your fingertips.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426211683
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 21,150
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    Great Gift

    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!

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Misses the mark

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    wonderful book!

    This is a great book. I bought it for my son and my father ended up buying one for himself too!

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