The Handy Science Answer Book Author:Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Science and Technology Dept. Is white gold really gold? — Do bears in zoos hibernate? — How do fireflies produce light? — Why don't the tires blow out when an airplane lands? — You had more questions, and we've got more answers! — When will Niagara Falls disappear? Can any bird fly upside down? What is a nuclear meltdown? You'll find answers to 1,400 frequently asked, but hard t... more »o explain questions like these inside. This updated edition of the bestselling "Handy Science Answer Book" tackles dozens of new sci-tech topics, as well as your old favorites -- from the inner workings of the human body to outer space, and from mathematics and computers to cars, boats, planes and trains.
"Handy Science"'s clear-cut, straightforward style makes answers fun and easy to understand. With more than 100 illustrations and dozens of tables and graphs, it's a friendly resource for browsers, scanners, and serious sojourners in the realms of science and technology.« less