The Big Book of Science Facts


With over 2,000 incredible facts this is an easy-to-use quick way to look up facts about the amazing world of science and scientific discoveries. Every page is packed with cut away diagrams, charts and scientific terms.
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With over 2,000 incredible facts this is an easy-to-use quick way to look up facts about the amazing world of science and scientific discoveries. Every page is packed with cut away diagrams, charts and scientific terms.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Marilyn Brien
Applied science is the primary focus of this book of facts. Extensive use of timelines in the study of the area of interest develops a unifying theme for the book. Seventy-one topics are distributed primarily between the human body/medicine, space, and inventions. Only a couple of topics are devoted to the basic life, earth, and physical sciences. The twenty-eight topics on the human body and medicine give timelines for discoveries, excellent anatomical illustrations, and detailed explanations for human physiology. Stories of the invention of potato chips and chocolate chips, Adidas, jeans, and Pong may delight some students more than inventions in transporation and communication. Astronomy and space exploration are a big part of this book. Colorful illustrations and considerable detail provide a wealth of information on each planet, the moon, and other celestial objects. Two chapters cover historical and more recent astronomers. The book concludes with man in space. The major strength of the book is the skillful interweaving of historical events and today's knowledge. The collage-type design appears cluttered, but does pack a wealth of information in a compact space. Students looking for one bit of information may be motivated to read other items. This will certainly be a valuable addition to the library for technology, space, or human biology. Reviewer: Marilyn Brien
Children's Literature - Colleen Kessler
This book is loaded! Every page, from the timeline (that actually covers three two-page spreads) to the glossary in the back is jam-packed with words, photographs, diagrams, and more. Truthfully, it was a little overwhelming at first. Glancing through it, readers may have trouble finding what they need. This is definitely a book that requires readers to use text features like the table of contents and the index. The sheer volume of information can be difficult to navigate, otherwise. The information, though, is stellar. For example, there is a two-page spread about human digestion. On the left-hand side of the spread, there are two sidebars containing information about the location of the digestive system and some interesting facts about the appendix. Underneath the title of the spread is a paragraph introducing the topic, followed by boxes of facts including how long food takes to reach certain areas in the body and a diagram of the digestive system. The right-hand page features more diagrams and cool facts about the large and small intestines. Kids will enjoy this book as a collection of cool, interesting, and little-known facts. Reviewer: Colleen Kessler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848981737
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Parker is an author, an editor, and a consultant who specializes in illustrated information books on the natural world, biology, technology, and general sciences. Dee Phillips is an editor and the author of Find It in a Rainforest, Inventions & Discoveries, and People of the World.

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