Electricity and Electrical Circuits

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Heinemann-Raintree Library, Oct 15, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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What causes a flash a lightning? How can you use a lemon to create an electric circuit? Which type of electrical circuit powers my MP3 player? How does electricity get from a power station to my home? Are there electric signals flowing through your body right now? This title explores the nature of electricity, including how it behaves and how it is generated. The book looks at different types of electrical circuits and ways in which electricity can safely and efficiently provide power to our homes. It also examines exciting new ways in which electricity may change the world around us.
 

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Contents

Contents
ii
What Is Electricity? 6
16
Electricity and Magnetism
26
Animal Electricity
32
Plugging In
40
Using Electrical Energy
48
Electricity and the Future
56
Index
64
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Sally Morgan was born in 1951 in Perth, Australia. She has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Western Australia. She also has post-graduate diplomas from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University of Technology) in Counselling Psychology and Computing and Library Studies. She has written two adult books. My Place, her first book, was the Winner of the 1987 Australian Human Rights Award for Literature and an Order of Australia Book Prize in 1990. Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee was her second published title. In addition, she has written children's books and plays. Sally has also established a reputation as one of Australia's best know Aboriginal artist. She has works in public and private collections in Australia and the United States.

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