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Discover why things fall to the ground, how sound travels through walls and how many wonderful inventions exist thanks to physics in this lively, informative guide exploring what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Covers all the main topics including forces, electricity, magnetism and astronomy - all illustrated with humorous drawings, cartoons and diagrams. Includes simple experiments and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

Book information

Age
11+
Key Stage
KS3 S
BIC CBMC
D5L79
Paperback
ISBN: 9781409566373
Extent: 96 pages
Dimensions: 230 x 165mm
Author/Editor
Kate Davies
Illustrator
Adam Larkum

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“What's physics all about?”
This book is a fun, interesting way of delving deeper into physics. Its funny pictures and interesting facts make it an easy book to read, and I’d learnt so much by the end of it I didn’t know before! Not only does it tell you about the history of physics and how it works, it also tells you how physics is around in our modern lives today. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend it to any budding scientists out there!

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