How Many Moons Does The Earth Have

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848319290
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Why did Uuq become Fl? Why is the sky blue? Why is the sky black? What is spaghettification? There’s a problem with the typical quiz. It always features far too much sport, 1980s pop and celebrity gossip – and not nearly enough science. How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? is the ultimate solution. Test your knowledge to the limit with a sizzling collection of brain-stretching, science-based questions in two eight-round quizzes. Turn the page to get the answer immediately – and as each answer page explores the subject in more depth, this the only quiz that’s just as entertaining to read from beginning to end as it is to play competitively. Where was the Big Bang? What links the elephant Tusko and Timothy Leary? What is the significance of 6EQUJ5? Science explainer extraordinaire Brian Clegg tells all...

What Colour Is The Sun

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781785781223
Size: 69.33 MB
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Why do your fingers go wrinkly in the bath?How long can a goldfish remember things?Who thought up Newton’s First Law?Science is all about finding answers to mind-boggling questions – so following the hugely successful How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?, here are another 100 brain-teasers to test yourself, discover some amazing answers, and learn a lot of stuff along the way.Where does brown belong in the spectrum? What is a Zener card? And what colour is the sun? With Brian Clegg, science has never been so much fun …

The Edge Of Science

Author: Alan Baker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780577591
Size: 61.27 MB
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How did the universe begin and how will it end? What happens to us when we die? Do intelligent beings exist elsewhere in our galaxy and beyond? The Edge of Science addresses these and many other questions that have bewildered and perplexed humanity for centuries. Some of these enigmas have been solved through the ingenuity of their investigators; others remain a mystery and have given rise to equally bizarre speculations. From the Tunguska explosion of 1908 to the enigma of the Moon's origin, from the possibility of time travel to the search for zero-point energy, author Alan Baker examines the many theories that have been presented to account for the world's most enduring mysteries. Each chapter deals with an enigma that has caused wonder, excitement or fear to all who have pondered it, including: the discovery of strange fossils that hint at an unknown early history of humanity; anomalous structures photographed on the Moon and Mars; the mystery of dark matter and dark energy; and strange disappearances of people and objects. Join Alan Baker as he embarks on a strange, stimulating and sometimes frightening journey to The Edge of Science.

The Classic Children S Television Quiz Book

Author: Dean Wilkinson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907792570
Size: 51.76 MB
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Compiled by acclaimed television scriptwriter and novelist Dean Wilkinson, The Classic Children’s Television Quiz Book is packed with fascinating facts about the shows you loved as a child as well as those programmes currently capturing the imagination of today’s young audiences. From timeless classics like Thunderbirds, Blue Peter and Dr Who to the thoroughly up-to-date Sponge Bob, the 1,000 questions in this book will not only test your memory of the characters you grew up with but your family’s knowledge of their current favourites. With a fitting foreword by popular family TV presenters Ant and Dec this book is sure to prove a hit with television lovers of all ages and, in particular, those members of the older generation who have remained young at heart.

Science Quiz Book

Author: Rajeev Garg
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
ISBN: 8122303609
Size: 34.16 MB
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Basic aim of this book is to help school students of secondary or higher secondary schools (Xth or XIIth). The idea is to create their interests in science and to present difficult scientific topics in interesting and easy to understand manner. Generally students find scientific topics so hard that they soon loose their interests and avoid the subject. The same kind of difficulties they face in various competitions and interviews. With the help of this book they can enhance their knowledge and confidence. Every topic has been dealt with in such a way that even a lay reader could understand the subject through many short questions-answers. If you want to increase your knowledge and understanding of Science, you must read this book. You can also check your general knowledge about all the scientific topics. Filled with fascinating scientific information and facts, this book is highly beneficial for both students and general readers. And more, the answers to all of your general trivia challenges are there.

Isaac Asimov S Guide To Earth And Space

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Fawcett
ISBN: 9780307792273
Size: 35.23 MB
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A thrilling nonfiction tour of the cosmos that brings the universe down to Earth, from one of the all-time masters of science fiction. No one makes sense out of science like Isaac Asimov. Are you puzzled by pulsars? Baffled by black holes? Bewildered by the big bang? If so, here are succinct, crystal-clear answers to more than one hundred of the most significant questions about the essential nature of the universe—questions that have fired the imagination since the beginning of history. Over the course of this fantastic voyage, the origins, the discoveries, and the stunning achievements of astronomy will unfold before your eyes. You will experience close encounters with giant planets, exploding stars, distant galaxies, and more. For anyone who has ever asked the ultimate questions, who has ever looked up at the sky and asked What in heaven is going on?, Isaac Asimov’s unique vision, skill, and authority will bring the big picture into focus. “A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory.”—Library Journal

Learning To Read The Earth And Sky

Author: Russ Colson
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1941316689
Size: 62.48 MB
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Is it time to refresh the way you think about teaching Earth science? Learning to Read the Earth and Sky is the multifaceted resource you need to bring authentic science—and enthusiasm—into your classroom. It offers inspiration for reaching beyond prepared curricula, engaging in discovery along with your students, and using your lessons to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book provides • examples of Earth science labs and activities you and your students can do as co-investigators; • insights into student expectations and misconceptions, plus ideas for inspiring true investigation; • stories of real scientific discovery translated for classroom consideration; • exploration of how you can mentor students as a teacher-scholar; and • guidance on how to translate the sweeping core ideas of the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience. The authors of Learning to Read the Earth and Sky are husband-and-wife educators who promote science as something to figure out, not just something to know. They write, “It is our hope that readers will find our book short on ‘edu-speak,’ long on the joy of doing science, and full of stories of students, classrooms, scientists, and Earth and sky.”

Taking Science To The Moon

Author: Donald A. Beattie
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801874406
Size: 40.75 MB
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"Transports the reader behind NASAs facade, and into the 1960s' politics, planning sessions, turf battles, camaraderie, and jealousies of the world's major space agency. An absorbing, insightful, and revealing critical history." -- The Observatory

Why Is Uranus Upside Down

Author: Fred Watson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741762766
Size: 66.27 MB
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Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running radio shows, and answered them in this collection. Questions he answers include How can you identify the constellations? Does the Earth wobble? Could you dump nuclear waste into the Sun? What makes pl.