The quest to understand how electricity works has led to some of the most important discoveries and inventions of all time. Scientists have figured out how to harness the power of electricity on a very large scale in massive power plants and on a very tiny scale in computer circuits. This book includes geniuses, like Benjamin Franklin, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison. Our modern ideas have been assembled over a long period as scientists built upon...
Light fills our world with color and life. Without light, the world we are used to would not exist at all. Light aids in plant growth, plants then provide the food for animals to eat, thus beginning the food chain on Earth. In this way, light makes possible almost all of the life on our planet. Light is also increasingly important to people for other reasons. Modern telecommunications, including telephones and the Internet, rely on beams of laser...
Gravity is everywhere. It is the force that keeps the earth orbiting around the sun. Yet, it has always been one of the most mysterious forces throughout human history. This book explores some of the scientists responsible for what we know about gravity and how this knowledge has impacted modern society.
The perfect way to enjoy science from the sofa, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces you to the incredible scientific explanations behind a variety of household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes. * Is it better to build skyscrapers like wobbly jellies or stacks of biscuits? *Can you burn your house down with an electric drill? *How many atoms would you have to split to power a lightbulb? Atoms...