Handy Answer: The Handy Science Answer Book

Editor: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57-859321-7
Category: Science
Image Count: 188
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

From the inner workings of the human body to the farthest reaches of the universe, The Handy Science Answer Book by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh explains intriguing scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand.

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Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • 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