The Engineering Book

Author: Marshall Brain
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454908098
Size: 40.17 MB
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Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

The Chemistry Book

Author: Derek B. Lowe
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454911807
Size: 23.31 MB
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From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

The Space Book

Author: Jim Bell
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781402780714
Size: 26.32 MB
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Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.

The Law Book

Author: Michael H. Roffer
Publisher: Sterling Milestones
ISBN: 9781454927877
Size: 49.70 MB
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Explores 250 of the most fundamental cases, laws and trials that have changed our world. Examines diverse topics from around the globe. Offers authoriative context to ancient documents, as well as contemporary issues.

The Handy Technology Answer Book

Author: Naomi Balaban
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595940
Size: 67.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?

The Physics Book

Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402778612
Size: 71.25 MB
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Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

How Transistors Work

Author: James Roland
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 151241011X
Size: 13.72 MB
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Did you know that electric current can be controlled? Have you ever wondered how that might be done? Transistors can act as amplifiers, taking in a small current and sending out a larger one, or as switches, turning electric current on and off. But how do these different transistors work? How are they used in our electronic devices? Discover the history of how transistors were developed, explore how different types of transistors can play different roles in electronics, and learn where transistors may be taking technology in the future!

How Sensors Work

Author: Victoria G. Christensen
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1512410101
Size: 80.96 MB
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Have you ever seen lights turn on automatically when you step into a room? Or have you ever wondered how a garage door knows to not close when someone is standing beneath it? What these and countless other electronic devices have in common is a sensor. But how do sensors work? What are they used for? Discover how robotic and electronic sensors can be programmed to work as our five senses do. Learn how sensors are used to save energy, keep us safe, and sometimes make life a little more convenient!

How Batteries Work

Author: Victoria G. Christensen
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 151240781X
Size: 77.95 MB
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"What is a battery and how does it power your flashlight or tablet? Explore the exciting world of batteries, including battery parts, energy flow through a circuit, and how engineers discovered ways to store electricity"--

The Drug Book

Author: Michael C. Gerald
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402782640
Size: 14.83 MB
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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, examines the most important moments in the development of pharmaceuticals and includes discussions of vaccines, homeopathic cures, and controversial treatments.