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Discovering the nature of energy
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9781448847020
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1st ed.
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New York : Rosen Pub., 2012.
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112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
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Investigates the nature of energy and the discovery of its laws, spanning all different types of energy, their histories, and how they were utilized in the advancement of the human race.


Author Notes

Robert Greenberger lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-The authors approach their subjects from a historical perspective, beginning in some instances as far back as the Bronze Age. The books carefully track the various experiments and discoveries that eventually led to our current knowledge of the universe. The featured innovators-be they scientists, philosophers, or simply curious individuals-are presented not just in terms of their accomplishments, but their personalities as well. The political and religious situations that impacted the scientists' abilities to test their theories are also explored. With clear explanations of scientific principles, photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, these books present excellent overviews of both the history and nature of the study of physics. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 In the Beginningp. 7
Chapter 2 Using Energyp. 23
Chapter 3 Harnessing Electricityp. 33
Chapter 4 Powering the Industrial Revolutionp. 57
Chapter 5 Energy in the Modern Worldp. 73
Timelinep. 99
Glossaryp. 102
For More Informationp. 104
For Further Readingp. 106
Indexp. 108