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Physics: Why Matter Matters! (Basher) [Hardcover]

Simon Basher , Dan Green
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

7 Dec 2010 Basher
Imagine physics as a community full of wacky characters--the building blocks of the universe each with a unique personality. This book throws open the doors and welcomes you into their amazing world. From gravity to the theory of relativity, this unique book provides visual interpretations of complex concepts, designed to make learning physics easier and a whole lot more fun!

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd; First Edition edition (7 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753466120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753466124
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 18.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 646,073 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.

About the Author

Dan Green studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Since graduating, he has written and edited many popular science titles and humorous books, become the editor of a South American national newspaper, worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection. He is the "voice" of Basher's bestselling science-made-easy books, and to date has written nine titles in the series.

Simon Basher is a well-known illustrator who enjoys playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich color palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty.

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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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