Encyclopedia of Science

ISBN-10: 0756622204

ISBN-13: 9780756622206

Edition: 2006

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

How to Use this Book
Time Charts
Discovering Matter
Discovering Energy
Discovering Earth and Space
Discovering Living Things
How Scientists Work
Safety Code
Matter
States of matter
Changes of state
Properties of matter
Atomic structure
Radioactivity
Bonding
Crystals
Elements
Periodic table
Alkali metals
Alkaline-earth metals
Transition metals
Poor metals
Semimetals
Carbon
Organic chemistry
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Oxygen
Sulfur
Halogens
Hydrogen
Noble gases
Reactions
Kinetic theory
Behavior of gases
Chemical reactions
Describing reactions
Reversible reactions
Rates of reaction
Catalysts
Compounds and mixtures
Solutions
Separating mixtures
Chemical analysis
Oxidation and reduction
Reactivity series
Electrolysis
Acids
Alkalis and bases
Measuring acidity
Salts
Chemistry of air
Chemistry of water
Chemistry of the body
Chemistry of food
Fermentation
Materials
Chemical industry
Water industry
Iron and steel
Copper
Aluminum
Alloys
Sulfuric acid
Ammonia
Chemistry in farming
Food industry
Alkali industry
Soaps and detergents
Coal products
Gas products
Oil products
Polymers
Dyes and pigments
Cosmetics
Chemistry in medicine
Adhesives
Fibers
Paper
Ceramics
Glass
Material design
Industrial pollution
Forces and Energy
Forces
Combining forces
Balanced forces
Speed
Acceleration
Forces and motion
Friction
Gravity
Measuring forces
Turning forces
Circular motion
Vibrations
Pressure
Forces in fluids
Floating and sinking
Machines
Work and energy
Energy sources
Nuclear energy
Energy conversion
Heat
Heat transfer
Engines
Electricity and Magnetism
Static electricity
Current electricity
Cells and batteries
Circuits
Magnetism
Electromagnetism
Electric motors
Generators
Electricity supply
Electricity in the home
Telecommunications
Radio
Television
Electronic components
Integrated circuits
Calculators
Computers
Using computers
Robots
Sound and Light
Sound
Measuring sound
Loudness
Making and hearing sound
Reflection and absorption
Musical sounds
Sound recording
Electronic sounds
Light
Electromagnetic spectrum
Sources of light
Reflection
Refraction
Lenses
Optical instruments
Lasers
Light and matter
Shadows
Color
Color subtraction
Vision
Photography
Cinema
Earth
Formation of the Earth
Structure of the Earth
Moving continents
Volcanoes
Mountain building
Earthquakes
Rocks and minerals
Igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Metamorphic rocks
Fossils
Record in the rocks
Ice and glaciers
Weathering and erosion
Soils
Rivers
Seas and oceans
Waves, tides, and currents
Shoreline
Coal
Oil and gas
Mapping the Earth
Weather
Sunshine
Seasons
Climates
Changing climates
Atmosphere
Air pressure
Temperature
Humidity
Fronts
Winds
Wind strength
Thunder and lightning
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Clouds
Formation of clouds
Fog, mist, and smog
Rain
Snow
Hail
Frost, dew, and ice
Special effects
Forecasting
Weather watching
Space
Universe
Origin of the universe
Galaxies
Stars
Life cycle of stars
Constellations
Solar system
Sun
Mercury and Venus
Earth
Moon
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune and Pluto
Asteroids
Comets and meteors
Study of astronomy
Telescopes on Earth
Telescopes in space
Rockets
Satellites
Space probes
Humans in space
Space stations
Living Things
What is life?
How life began
Evolution
How evolution works
Classifying living things
Viruses
Bacteria
Single-celled organisms
Fungi
Plants without flowers
Conifers
Flowering plants
Jellyfish, anemones, and corals
Worms
Arthropods
Mollusks
Starfish and sea squirts
Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Mammals
Primates
How Living Things Work
Cells
Photosynthesis
Transport in plants
Nutrition
Feeding
Teeth and jaws
Digestion
Cellular respiration
Breathing
Blood
Circulation
Internal environment
Skeletons
Skin
Muscles
Movement
Senses
Nerves
Brains
Growth and development
Genetics
Asexual reproduction
Sexual reproduction
Human reproduction
Ecology
The biosphere
Cycles in the biosphere
People and planet
Wastes and recycling
Food chains and webs
Animal groups
Partnerships
Color and camouflage
Migration and hibernation
Polar and tundra lands
Mountains
Seashores
Oceans
Rivers and lakes
Wetlands
Deserts
Grasslands
Tropical rainforests
Temperate forests
Towns and cities
Wildlife in danger
Conservation
Fact Finder Section
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments
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