The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

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Kingfisher, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 488 pages
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Today's children stand on the threshold of a new millennium that promises incredible scientific and technological advances. The need to understand basic scientific principles has never been greater and these principles are brought within the grasp of every child by The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. All the essential subject areas, from Space and Time, Materials and Technology, to Human Biology, are covered in this one-volume encyclopedia. Accurate, approachable, and an indispensable source of information for school projects, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is the perfect gift for the up-and-coming Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, or Marie Curie in the family. Special Features: More than 3,500 indexed references. Thematic arrangement. Important events highlighted. Illustrated biographies of key figures. Cross-references. Comprehensive index. Glossary.
 

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Surprisingly, this encyclopedia has every possible scientific discovery or fact inside it. No matter if it is Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science; it has the lot.
For older audiences
, it still has information that is learnt in higher schooling years, except it is less descriptive to suit younger audiences. The diagrams and illustrations are very useful. 

Contents

Human Origins Human Change
6
The Oceans
12
Volcanoes
18
Building Rocks
24
Erosion and Weathering
31
Rain and Snow
38
Winds Storms and Floods
44
Origins and Development
50
Thermodynamics
258
Refraction
264
Chapter 7
289
Momentum
296
Wheels and Axles
302
Friction
308
Wave Motion
314
Vibrations of Strings
320

Plant Anatomy
56
Fruits and Seeds
62
Biomes and Habitats
68
Amphibians
79
Animal Reproduction
87
Migration
93
Skin Hair and Nails
100
Chapter 4
145
The Periodic Table
152
States of Matter
156
Chemical Reactions
162
Solid Structures
168
Organic Chemistry
174
Noble Gases
180
Indicators and pH
186
Facts and Figures
192
Iron
198
Shaping Materials
204
Oil and Refining
210
Plastics
216
Construction
222
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
228
Automation
234
Facts and Figures
240
The Electromagnetic
246
Heating and Cooling Systems
252
Vibrations in Tubes
321
Harnessing Wave Power
328
Supersonic Flight
334
Electrical Circuits
340
Generators and Motors
346
Electrical Power Distribution
352
Electricity Through Gases
358
Electrical Communication
364
Analog and Digital Systems
372
Chapter 9
385
Stars
392
The Solar System
398
Venus
404
Pluto and the Minor Planets
410
Astronomical Telescopes
416
Humans in Space
422
Measuring Time
428
The Natural Balance
434
Ocean Life
440
Population Explosion
446
Water pollution
452
Climate Change
460
Numbers and Units
466
Inventions and Discoveries
472
Acknowledgments
487
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Charles Taylor is Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill University, and former Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University. He is the author of many books and articles, including Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited; Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity; The Ethics of Authenticity; Hegel; and the remarkable essay ???The Politics of Recognition, ??? which appeared in Multiculturalism (edited by Amy Gutmann).

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