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Basher Science: Physics [Paperback]

Dan Green , Simon Basher
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17 Dec 2010 0753432900 978-0753432907
The science of physics is full of wacky characters and crazy concepts, but it often seems daunting and unapproachable. Physics throws open the doors and welcomes you in, introducing you to a wild community of characters – think of it as a site for the universe's building blocks.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (17 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753432900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753432907
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 398,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I love science... It's great to see a book making it accessible for young children. Science should be fun." Damien Hirst "An engrossing read" New Scientist "...the look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is equally gripping." The Guardian "This blending of science and art is pure genius. No budding chemist should be seen without this vital accessory." "This illustrated pocket-sized guide is a creative bombshell and will transform the way you think." Times Educational Supplement "Brilliantly simplified information" Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian (online)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!

Dan Green (author) is a freelance science writer and editor, and edited Basher’s previous book, The Periodic Table. He studied Geology at Cambridge University.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Physics 24 Nov 2009
I bought this as an "airplane book" for my 10 year old. He spent nearly the entire holiday reading, re reading, and discussing the contents.

It's a small sized book - about half the size of a paperback. Each page contains a simple description of a physics concept, with a corresponding cartoon on the opposite page.
If you are looking for detailed, in depth explanations, then this isn't the book for you. But if what you want is something straightforward which deals with all those "why" questions, then this is perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You have to buy this! 7 April 2008
This small pocket-sized book is simply wonderful - both 'Why Matter Matters' and the previous 'The Periodic Table' were picked up by my son (12) and read from cover to cover without stop because he loved them so much. They are equally good for short periods of reading as each page is a different subject, written usually as two short paragraphs with cartoon pictures, with all necessary information printed in a very easy to read manner. Also extremely useful for parents wanting to sneakily gen up so they don't appear stupid in front of said offspring!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome! 29 Sep 2011
I LOVE this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it because it teaches fun Physics in a interesting and easy-to-understand way. It does this by making each element a character which writes in the first person about itself, for e.g., Light would introduce itself with - I am the fastest thing in the universe - ...

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Reviewed by Luke Sherriff-Meyer (aged 13)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Physics 13 Nov 2009
A lovely little book for young and old. Humourous, and simply put for easy understanding. A good home education resource.
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