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by Adele Richardson, Philip W. Hammer (Consultant)

Provides an introduction to magnetism and the creation, forces, and applications of magnets.


Provides an introduction to magnetism and the creation, forces, and applications of magnets.

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Children's Literature
Author Richardson has written a primary, thirty-two page picture book on how magnets work, using a question and answer format. This work has facts and sidebars on early magnets, how they work, electromagnets, compasses, and many other topics. The book opens with the question, what is magnetism, and then asks the reader if they know that the power of magnetism starts with atoms. Atoms are then defined, as well as electrons. Other topics are also included: How do we use magnetism? Why doesn't a penny stick to a magnet? If the earth has two poles, is it a magnet? What is a magnetic field? The answers to these questions are short and succinct, making them easy for young minds to understand. The accompanying photographs and illustrations help define the topics, such as with an illustration of domains of a magnet lined up in rows versus the disorganization of domains in non-magnets. Back cover material includes fast facts about magnetism and an experiment on making an electromagnet. Also included are a glossary, Internet sites, and a further reading section. This is a very good introductory book for young readers interested in learning more about science. Part of the "Fact Finders" series. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
—Della A. Yannuzzi

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Capstone Press
Publication date:
Questions and Answers: Physical Science Series
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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