American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary

ISBN-10: 0547333161

ISBN-13: 9780547333168

Edition: 2010

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Description: The American Heritage® Children's Science Dictionaryintroduces students in grades 4 to 6 (ages 9 to 12) to thelanguage and ideas of science. Clear definitions, full-color art,and an array of feature notes and tables cover the full range of scientific subjects, from earth science, computers,weather, and outer space to basic biology, chemistry, physics, medicine,and mathematics. 'œDid You Know?' notes present amazingfacts on topics from earthworms to gravity to tornadoes.This updated edition includes the new developmentsthat young learners need to know, such as Pluto's removalfrom the category of planet, the addition of new vocabularysuch as dwarf planet, numerous revisions to other entriesregarding the solar system, and more.The book includes more than 2,600 clear, complete,and easy-to-follow definitions in all areas of science. Over350 detailed, full-color photographs and illustrationsenhance the entries, and there are in-depth graphic treatmentsof such topics as aquifer, carbon cycle, cell, greenhouseeffect, nuclear reactor, and plate tectonics. Biographies ofnoteworthy scientists show how they changed the way peoplelook at the world.In collaboration with expert science consultants, theeditors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have produceda reference work that sparks kids' natural curiosityand inspires a long-lasting interest in science.

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

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