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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Neon gets its name from the Greek word neos, meaning "new." Neon is a noble gas, it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, and glows reddish-orange in a vacuum tube. Readers will learn about the three naturally occurring neon isotopes, and about neon's place among the other noble gases in the periodic table of elements. The text also describes how neon lights are made essentially the same way today as they were in the early twentieth century, the workings of a neon laser, and how an atom emits light.

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The book has good information as far as I can tell. It would be a heck of a lot better if it wasn't missing a ton pages.

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Edward Willet is a science columnist for radio and newspapers and a former news editor. The author of more than 30 books, including nonfiction on topics as diverse as computing, disease, history, and quantum physics, as well as several science fiction and fantasy novels, he is the recipient of awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Children's Book Council, and "VOYA" magazine, among others.

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