Why Does a Ball Bounce? 101 Questions You Never Thought of Asking.
This engaging book combines Hart-Davis' loves for photography and science, applied together to explain to children the principles affecting many interesting common phenomena. The 101 questions asked and answered here by Hart-Davis--a scientist, writer, photographer, and broadcaster--cross a variety of subjects, Ever wonder whether dinosaurs could swim, why knots don't come undone, or how plant breeders have made blue carnations? Or whether shadows form in space or why electricity makes sparks? Hart-Davis addresses these questions and more in a straightforward and entertaining narrative. Throughout, he provides interesting facts in sidebars and challenges readers to take the initiative to illustrate various principles themselves. The intriguing color photographs, all by Hart-Davis, capture these phenomena in spectacular detail. For ages 9-12. Firefly, 2005, 224 p., color photos, hardcover, $19.95.
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