Matter

Matter

by Chris Cooper

Hardcover

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Overview

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of matter. Color photographs of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, and 3-D models, plus revealing experiments, bring to life the amazing discoveries that have transformed our understanding of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789448866
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is matter?6
Ideas of the Greeks8
Investigating matter10
Solid matter12
The world of crystals14
Metals and alloys16
Properties of liquids18
Gases and their properties20
Changes of state22
Colloids and glasses24
Mixtures and compounds26
Conservation of matter28
Burning matter30
Charting the elements32
The building blocks34
Molecules36
Molecules in motion38
Carbon rings and chains40
Living matter42
Designing molecules44
Radioactivity46
Inside the atom48
Electrons, shells, and bonds50
Architecture of the nucleus52
Splitting the atom54
Hot matter56
Subatomic particles58
The four forces60
The birth and death of matter62
Index64

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