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Conductors And Insulators

by Chris Oxlade

This book looks at electrical conductors and insulators, examining what they are and how we use them. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and explains the scientific concepts behind electricity in clear, simple language.

How We Use Paper

by Chris Oxlade

From the mundane to the extraordinary, paper is used for many things everyday. This title examines the various applications of paper as a starting point for learning about its various properties.

How We Use Wood

by Chris Oxlade

How We Use Wood will give you answers to these and many other questions: Why is wood a good material for building boats? How do we get paper from wood? Why we use wood to make drain pipes?

Igneous Rocks

by Chris Oxlade

Igneous Rocks looks at how igneous rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.

Let's Rock: Sedimentary Rocks

by Chris Oxlade

Sedimentary Rocks looks at how sedimentary rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.

Science Encyclopedia

by Ian Graham Barbara Taylor John Farndon Chris Oxlade

This freshly updated book will introduce you to the whole field of science, from physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, Earth sciences and astronomy. New fields such as genetic engineering nanotechnology, telecommunications and the preservation of planet Earth.

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