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Waves: The Electromagnetic Universe

Waves: The Electromagnetic Universe

by Gloria Skurzynski

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
The title made me groan, remembering the torture of high school physics. High school physics would have been much more fun if I had books like this to read. The electromagnetic spectrum encompasses everything from radio waves, through visible light, to gamma rays. The properties of each type of wave energy are explained clearly, but the reason the text is so enjoyable is that each form of wave has practical applications in everyday life. For instance, Shamu the killer whale is given a dental check up with the help of infrared sensors. Readers learn how the television remote control and microwave oven work. Photographs, diagrams and a glossary add to the information. Selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children for 1997.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-For clarity, effectiveness of presentation, and top-notch nonfiction writing, these titles are outstanding. Flood provides a comprehensive description of the Mississippi River: its modern history as a mighty natural force, as enemy and ally; and how it has impacted the lives of people who depend on it for better and for worse. Lauber looks at the 1927 and 1993 floods and highlights what has been learned about harnessing and controlling the Mississippi. Each page is well balanced with text and informative, well-chosen full-color photographs or drawings. Waves is a straightforward presentation of electromagnetic waves; their physical characteristics; and how they surround us, effect us, help and hurt us, even though we cannot see them. Skurzynski further captivates readers by explaining how electromagnetic waves work in x-rays and radio waves, transmit information from the stars, and play key roles in everyday life. Both books provide accurate information in accessible, attractive formats, and would make terrific choices for booktalking.-Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA

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National Geographic Society
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Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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