The Sciencebook: Everything You Need to Know about the World and how it Works

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National Geographic Books, 2008 - 431 halaman
This wide-ranging National Geographic book is a delight for science buffs, math whizzes, technology geeks, computer nerds, physics students, and the casual reader alike. Capturing centuries of scientific thought, natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, and the most up-to-date investigations, this richly illustrated volume contains 2,000 vivid illustrations--including 3-D graphics and pictograms--to make the information even more accessible and amazing to discover.

The Science Book offers both a general overview of topics for the browsing reader and more specific information for those seeking deeper insight into a particular subject. Six major sections, ranging from the universe and planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power--with particular attention given to subjects in the news today, like climate change and genetic engineering. The innovative organization allows for quick reference, while numerous fact boxes and cross-references emphasize the many links among modern scientific fields. Visual elements make even the most involved discussions easy to understand. The successes of National Geographic's Visual History of the World and The Knowledge Book underscore the market for accessible resources such as this. Attractively priced for gift-giving and loaded with essential information, The Science Book will shine as an indispensable family reference.
 

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Foreword THE UNIVERSE
12
CHEMISTRY
14
THE UNIVERSE AND GALAXIES
16
Astronomy
18
The universe
20
Galaxies
24
Stars
26
THE EARTH
29
Oceans
96
Rivers
104
Lakes
106
Glaciers Many factors affect the Earths atmospheric
108
ATMOSPHERE patterns and seasonal changes p 56
112
Weather
114
The climate system
118
Climate change 128 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
124

THE SOLAR SYSTEM
30
The solar system
32
The
34
AND TECHNOLOGY
37
Inner planets
38
Asteroids and comets
42
Outer planets
44
Exploring the universe
48
ORIGINS AND GEOLOGY
52
Origins
54
Structure
56
Rocks
60
Plate tectonics
64
Earthquakes
68
Volcanoes
72
Mountains
76
Ecosystems
80
Changing Earth
88
World
92
WATER
94
Environmental exploitation
130
Environment
134
The Orchid family is one of the largest families
189
BIOLOGY
204
138
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248
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
282
Material in flux
288
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
294
Biotechnology
302
Economy and ecology
308
MATHEMATICS
311
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338
The Loremo is one of the most
357
MATHEMATICS
404
Classical mathematics
410
Probability
416
APPENDIX
422
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Marshall Brain is the founder of the award-winning website HowStuffWorks.com. A graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he earned his master's in computer science from North Carolina State University, where he later taught. Named one of the Carolina's top entrepreneurs by Ernst & Young, Brain is also a distinguished speaker and author of more than a dozen books, in which he masterfully simplifies complex subject matter into a digestible format for people of all ages and experience levels.


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