The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary

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Introduces the language and concepts of science through alphabetically listed entries with illustrations, "Did You Know" sidebars, and explanatory notes.

Introduces the language and concepts of science through alphabetically listed entries with illustrations, "Did You Know" sidebars, and explanatory notes.

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Overview

Introduces the language and concepts of science through alphabetically listed entries with illustrations, "Did You Know" sidebars, and explanatory notes.

Introduces the language and concepts of science through alphabetically listed entries with illustrations, "Did You Know" sidebars, and explanatory notes.

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Gr 4-6-A dictionary that introduces the language and concepts of science. The more than 2600 entries include terms from a number of disciplines including biology, astronomy, math, meteorology, geography, medicine, physics and chemistry, computers, and the environment. Age-appropriate definitions are arranged in double columns with quality full-color photographs, charts, and illustrations interspersed throughout (one to two per page on average). Entry words are clearly denoted in bold blue type with pronunciations in parentheses. See references direct students to definitions, while "compare" references (preceded in the text by a blue square) indicate a related word entry. Red squares at the conclusion of an entry denote cross-references to pictures. For example, students looking up "cornea" or "compound eye" will be directed to "See picture at eye." In addition to definitions, this title includes more than 100 "Did You Know?" boxes that highlight interesting facts beyond a word's definition. Ten "Closer Look" boxes provide slightly more in-depth information on topics such as color, stars, skeletons, and rocks. More than 150 biographical entries are included, with "Biography" boxes highlighting 25 selected individuals. A periodic table of the elements, a chart of the planets of our solar system, and a table illustrating the "Classification of Life" enhance usefulness. Though picture placement is occasionally problematic, it does not detract from the book's overall appeal and usability. A handy, accessible resource.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547333168
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/21/2010
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that our publications are accurate and up-to-date.

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