I Used to Know That: Science: Fascinating Truths about How Animals Evolve, Plants Grow, Brains Work, Molecules Bond, and Stars Explode by Marianne Taylor (Hardback)
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- Description<i>I Used to Kw That: Science</i> covers the many facets of the modern scientific world including the general principles of physics, chemistry, and biology and explains how they affect our everyday lives. Do you kw why we are able to see light and hear sound? What is the Earth made of? How does the body produce energy? And, most important, does any of this matter? In <b>I Used to Kw That: Science, </b>Marianne Taylor will answer those questions and more and will tell you why the answers are vital to us and to the scientists working on the cutting edge of scientific research.In this book, you will learn about: <ul><li><b>Physics</b><b>-</b><i>Energy and Electricity: </i> How electricity is generated; how heat moves from one place to ather; the relationship between electricity and magnetism</li></ul><i>Forces: </i> The four fundamental forces; the origins of the universe; the composition and behavior of planets, stars and galaxies; the basic laws of mechanical physics <i>Waves, Radiation and Space: </i> How waves behave and how they affect us; the electromagnetic spectrum; radioactivity<ul><li><b>Chemistry</b><b>-</b><i>The Periodic Table: </i>How to read the table; how atoms work; chemical bonds and reactions</li></ul><i>Fuels, Air and Pollution: </i>Chemicals, both helpful and dangerous, in the air; crude oil and its useful chemicals; live cycle assessments <i>Metals: </i> The Earth s structure; metals and alloys; construction materials <i>Organic Chemistry: </i>Natural polymers and their usefulness; nutrition; which chemicals are harmful<ul><li><b>Biology</b><b>-</b><i>Human (and Other) Bodies: </i>The body s systems-circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, respiratory and sensory</li></ul><i>Cell Biology: </i>The structure of a cell; how photosynthesis works; what hormones do <i>Evolution and Environment Ecology: </i> The origins of life; how the eukaryotic cell evolved; mutation and natural selection; population, predation and extinction <i>Genetics: </i> what chromosomes are; how you inherit genetic traits; reproduction and cloning <b>I Used to Kw That: Science</b> is a necessary read for anyone who wants to understand the modern scientific world and how the general principles of physics, chemistry, and biology affect our everyday lives.
- Author BiographyMarianne Taylor is a writer and editor, with a lifelong interest in science and nature. After seven years working for book and magazine publishers, she took the leap into the freelance world, and has since written ten books on wildlife, science and general natural history. She is also an illustrator and keen photographer, and when not at her desk or out with her camera she enjoys running, practicing aikido, and helping out at the local cat rescue center.
- Author(s)Marianne Taylor
- PublisherDavid & Charles
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationDevon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintReader's Digest Association
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width132 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards
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