The Handy Science Answer Book


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$22.95  $21.34
Visible Ink Press
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7.1 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 2.25 pounds

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About the Author

Naomi E. Balaban, a reference librarian for more than twenty-five years at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, has extensive experience in the areas of science and consumer health. She edited, with James Bobick, all the previous editions of The Handy Science Answer Book as well as The Handy Anatomy Answer Book, The Handy Biology Answer Book, and The Handy Technology Answer Book. She has a background in linguistics and a master's degree in library science. She resides in Pittsburgh.


"Clear, concise and straightforward, with a wide range of information ... This newly updated 5th edition continues to be an educational resource that is both informative and enjoyable. The questions are interesting, unusual, frequently asked, or difficult to answer. ... answers burning questions, supports homework assignments, provides engaging trivia, and helps satisfy an innate thirst for knowledge."--

"... addresses questions in general science, math, physics, chemistry, astronomy and space, geology and earth science, meteorology and climatology, biology, genetics, botany, zoology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, and applied science and technology ..." - Protoview Book News

Praise for the previous edition ...

"Easily read by students in grades 4-12, this resource invites the curious mind to explore.... What a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, the world in which we live."-- National Science Teachers Association

"...this science resource will resolve arguments, support homework assignments, provide engaging trivia, and help satisfy readers' curiosity."-- SciTech Book News

"...a superior source on essential science data..."-- American Reference Books

"A book filled with answers to the frequently asked questions of science and technology, this fourth edition updates the research. The straight-forward writing could be understood by fourth grade and up. The book is organized with an extensive table of contents at the beginning and an even more extensive index at the end."-- Children's Literature

"A user-friendly guide explaining scientific concepts in plain English. Recommended."-- Christian Library Journal

"Here's a way to answer those burning questions you wonder about, or the ones your teacher asks for homework."-- Dallas Morning News

"The eight years since this title's last appearance constitute an era in some sciences, marking high time for a new edition. Recommended."-- Library Journal

"Fascinating stuff. Most readers will have hours of fun just picking pages at random."-- Pittsburgh Magazine