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How Things Work
     

How Things Work

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by John Farndon
 

How are Tunnels built deep below the sea?

How do we travel into Space?

How fast does an E-Mail travel?

Discover the answers to these questions and many more...

Use the grid co-ordinates to navigate around the world of machines. Throughout there are amazing facts and statistics, as well as website links to help you to expand your knowledge. The informative

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How are Tunnels built deep below the sea?

How do we travel into Space?

How fast does an E-Mail travel?

Discover the answers to these questions and many more...

Use the grid co-ordinates to navigate around the world of machines. Throughout there are amazing facts and statistics, as well as website links to help you to expand your knowledge. The informative text is written and checked by experts. Every topic is illustrated by detailed images, photographs and diagrams.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Do you know a jumbo jet sucks in one ton of air every second? Do you know the Internet grew during 2002 at the rate of 300 new pages of information every minute? Do you know laser light is even brighter than the light from the Sun, or that laser beams can be used to measure the Moon's distance from the earth? Readers will learn these facts and many others in this title from the "Science Library" series from Mason Crest Publishers. Designed for upper elementary and beginning middle school students, it covers machines, power, construction, rail, road, air, and water travel, communication, lasers, x-rays, and super vision. In short, if it has anything to do with how things work, it is covered. Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the topic then is supplemented with colorful photographs, diagrams, illustrations, and short boxed paragraphs providing more detailed information. A grid with labeled coordinates forms the background of each page. This grid is used to cross reference information and lead readers to related subjects within the book. For example, readers who want to know more after reading about hovercrafts on page 19 are referred to page 20 (p2) where they learn how aircraft wings work. Each two page spread also contains statistics and interesting facts, amazing trivia, and suggested websites for further information. Complete with a glossary and detailed index, this information packed book is a great addition to the science classroom. Reviewer: Pat Trattles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422215500
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Mason Crest Science Library Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,016,620
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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How Things Work 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your child has ever asked "How does that work?" then this is a good book to have. It can explain things that you didn't even know you wanted to know! And your kids can play "Hey Mom, did you know..." which can give them a great sense of discovery and excitment to be the first to learn something new.