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Light Waves

Light Waves

The acclaimed team behind Things That Float and Things That Don't explains the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum, photon particles, light scattering, reflection and refraction, and solar energy. Hands-on activities demonstrate how light travels and how kids can bend light th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780823436828
Barcode 9780823436828
Published 1 October 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Adler, David A.
Illustrated by Raff, Anna
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ISBN-13 9780823436828
ISBN-10 0823436829
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Holiday House Inc
Publication Date 1 October 2018
International Publication Date 17 July 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Adler, David A.
Illustrated by Raff, Anna
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 231mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 406g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Light - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Maths, Science & Technical
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 535
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

How does light work? Where does it come from? What is it made of? These are the questions answered in Light Waves, a kid-friendly introduction to the physics of light! Decorated team David A. Adler and Anna Raff, who received two stars from Publishers Weekly and Booklist for Things That Float and Things That Don't, are back to explain the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum, photon particles, light scattering, reflection and refraction, and solar energy. Hands-on activities demonstrate how light travels and how to bend light yourself! Don't miss this much-needed nonfiction physics picture book.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Using a mix of illustrations and simple experiments aimed at a younger reader, David Adler explains the basic composition, behavior, and properties of light. . . . a glossary at the end helpfully pulls together all the optics terminology. --Science magazine
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David A. Adler is a former math teacher and author of more than two hundred books for children. He has collaborated on several science picture books with Anna Raff, including Things That Float and Things That Don't and Light Waves, a finalist for the SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. He is also the author of the Picture Book Biography series, the Cam Jansen mystery series, as well as books on math and history. He lives in New York. Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of children's books. She illustrated David A. Adler's Simple Machines and Things That Float and Things That Don't, which received starred reviews from both Booklist and Publishers Weekly. She lives in New York City.

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