The simplest questions are sometimes the hardest to answer. Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? Why do we need sleep? Why are there 24 hours in a day? For each question, author Joel Levy provides a simple, single-line answer followed by more in-depth information about the scientific background on these essential topics. This book spans physics, biology, chemistry, geology, geography, meteorology, paleontology, and planetary science—allowing readers to wow friends and family alike with pithy answers to the obvious questions they never thought to ask.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science (revealing the secret histories of madness, magic, and mysticism among great inventors and scientists), The Doomsday Book (a guide to scenarios for the end of civilisation), History's Lost Treasures, and the forthcoming History's Worst Battles. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WHY? ANSWERS TO EVERYDAY SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS by Joel Levy is a very interesting Young Adult non-fiction/Science & Nature/General from start to finish. Age: 12+,grade level: 7+. With questions such as: Why is water wet?,Why My Cell Phone loses its signal?,Why is the sky blue?, Why can we not eat grass? These are only a few questions you will find simple, concise,straightforward answers to. The Q&A range from the ordinary to difficult and from various subjects such as geology,chemistry,geography,biology, physics,meteorology,paleontology, and planetary science, I may have missed one or two subjects. This, to me was an outstanding,well thought out, title with a few fun tidbits included,some trivia and explanations. I had forgotten so much from school. This is an excellent resource for not only parents, and grandparents but for educators as well as anyone who enjoys answers to obvious questions you ever thought to ask. Loved it! Highly recommend this title! It has over 50 questions and answers packed into a little over 180 pages. It has the question,the answer with an explanation after each question. Powerful and enjoyable! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE(NON-FICTION) REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More