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Air, Wind and Flight (Junior Science) by F.E. Newing
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Thing, 27 Jun 2011
I was so pleased to be able to buy a copy of this wonderful book, it really is a beautiful thing. The illustrations are works of art and the writing informs and educates without being patronising. Even in a world of "health and safety gone mad" most of the experiments are thankfully safe and fun. Sadly books like this one are no longer are published but for any parent or teacher wishing to get their practical science chops up to snuff then a copy of this would be of great value. Highly recommended.
Magnets, Bulbs and Batteries (A Ladybird Junior Sc&hellip by F.E. Newing
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Craeted a Spark!, 30 Sep 2010
This was the first technical book I ever was exposed to and had a profound influence on me. Those first experiments have led me to being able to earn a living in the field of electronics. The experiments would no doubt send a health and safety worker of today into an apoplectic frenzy - see the picture of a child ripping apart a battery with a pliers - but they were an important part of my intellectual development. There are similar books available today but this was the one that got me started.
The Weather (Ladybird Natural History Series 536) by F.E. Newing
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine and Sunny, 30 Sep 2010
As a boy my Mother bought me this book and I vividly remember how I was "observing" weather as soon as I started reading it. Knowing what sort of clouds are about is knowledge that I carry to this day (I'm in my 40's now!) and share with others. The book is beautifully illustrated and though perhaps dated to a younger reader the information presented between its' cover is as real and relevant as it ever was.