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The Oxford Children's Book of Science
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 30, 1996
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195211641
ISBN-10 0195211642
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 2.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $30.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Explains the basic principles of science through the use of familiar objects and situations in sections on the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Stunning photographs and evocative, full-color drawings combine with the lively and easily accessible narrative of The Oxford Children's Book of Science to take children on an unforgettable tour through a mysterious world of exploration, knowledge, and discovery. From lightning to lasers and from dandelions to DNA, this inviting book travels through every area of science, explaining simply and entertainingly the major processes, forces and structures that shape the world of nature. Starting with the basics and moving on to challenging ideas from bacteria to the Milky Way, Charles Taylor and Stephen Pople tie every scientific concept to everyday issues children can relate to. While describing how a hologram is created, for example, the authors trick their readers into a full-fledged explanation of how light is produced and disseminated; rock concerts and a soccer ball are used as examples in discussions of electronics and airflow.
The Oxford Children's Book of Science is a treat for browsers, and the glossary of key scientific terms and the alphabetical index are ideal research and study tools. This authoritative, lavishly illustrated, and accessible volume will find a welcome place in any home or school.

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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (May 30, 1996); titled "The Oxford Children's Book of Science"
9780195211641 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.30 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Explains the basic principles of science through the use of familiar objects and situations in sections on the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe
from Oxford Univ Pr (May 30, 1996); titled "The Oxford Children's Book of Science"
9780195211658 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.35 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Explains the basic principles of science through the use of familiar objects and situations in sections on the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe
Paperback
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Revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 28, 2004); titled "Oxford Childrens Book of Science"
9780199112906 | details & prices | 192 pages | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $16.90
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Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1999); titled "The Oxford Children's Book of Science"
9780613221481 | details & prices | 9.25 × 11.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.20 lbs | List price $27.15
About: Explains the basic principles of science through the use of familiar objects and situations in sections on the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe.

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