Open Library logo
New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
The handy science answer book
Naomi E. Balaban, James E. Bob ...

No ebook available.

Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:

Buy this book

Better World Books $3.98 (used)

There's no description for this book yet. Can you add one?
There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

The handy science answer book
4th ed.
compiled by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh ; [edited by Naomi E. Balaban and James E. Bobick]

Published 2011 by Visible Ink Press in Canton, MI .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, this newly updated edition poses and answers 2,200 questions, providing an abundance of original and interesting science facts. Children and adults will uncover some of the most interesting, unusual, and quirky science curiosities such as: Are cell phones dangerous to your health? Is the same strain of yeast used to make different types of beer? What is the cleanest fossil fuel? What is the largest invertebrate? Readers will find this informative and enjoyable resource is chock full of hundreds of intriguing science and technology topics, from the inner workings of the human body and outer space to math, computers, planes, trains, and automobiles"--

Table of Contents

General science, mathematics, and technology. Introduction ; Societies, publications, and awards ; Numbers ; Mathematics ; Computers
Physics and chemistry. Energy, motion, and force ; Light, sound, and other waves ; Electricity and magnetism ; Matter ; Chemical elements ; Temperature, measurement, and methodology
Astronomy and space. Universe ; Stars ; Planets and moons ; Comets and meteorites ; Observation and measurement ; Exploration
Earth. Air ; Physical characteristics ; Water ; Land ; Volcanoes and earthquakes ; Observation and measurement
Climate and weather. Temperature ; Air phenomena ; Wind ; Precipitation ; Weather prediction
Minerals, metals, and other materials. Rocks and minerals ; Metals ; Natural substances ; Man-made products
Energy. Fossil fuels ; Renewable and alternative energy ; Nuclear energy ; Measures and measurement ; Consumption and conservation
Environment. Biomes, ecological cycles, and environmental milestones ; Pollution and wastes ; Recycling and conservation ; Extinct and endangered plants and animals
Biology. Cells ; Viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi ; DNA, RNA, and chromosomes ; Genetics and evolution ; Classification, laboratory tools, and techniques
Plant world. Introduction and historical background ; Plant diversity ; Plant structure and function ; Flowers and unusual plants ; Trees and shrubs ; Soil, gardening, and farming
Animal world. Introduction and historical background ; Animal characteristics and activities ; Sponges, coelenterates, and worms ; Mollusks and echinoderms ; Arthropods : crustaceans, insects and spiders ; Fish, amphibians, and reptiles ; Birds ; Mammals ; Pets
Human body. Introduction and historical background ; Tissues, organs, and glands ; Bones and muscles ; Skin, hair, and nails ; Blood and circulation ; Nerves and senses ; Digestion ; Reproduction and human development
Health and medicine. Health hazards and risks ; First aid and poisons ; Diseases, disorders, and other health problems ; Health care ; Diagnostic equipments, tests and techniques ; Drugs and medicines ; Surgery and other treatments.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The handy answer book series, Handy answer book series


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
Q173 .H24 2011

The Physical Object

viii, 679 p. :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
LC Control Number


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
July 30, 2014 Created by ImportBot import new book