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Title:
Atoms
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Kidhaven Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the discovery of atoms and how they work, nuclear energy and weapons, nuclear radiation and its medical uses, atomic clocks, and other applications.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 1.0 54829.
ISBN:
9780737709421
Format :
Book

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The "KidHaven Science Library introduces young readers to a wide array of inventions and natural phenomena that touch our lives today. Topics range from microscopes and lasers to tide pools and cells. Within each volume, readers will find important concepts and ideas explained in clear, simple language, and illustrated with vivid examples. Each book includes a glossary, bibliography, and full-color photographs.


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Gr 3-5-These series titles provide overviews of their respective subjects. The appealing layout includes large fonts, many color photographs, and simple diagrams. Lasers covers the history of the device from Alexander Graham Bell, who came up with the concept, and Albert Einstein, who refined the theory, to the six men now credited with creating the first laser beam and, finally, to the use of lasers in modern medicine and technology. Nardo introduces atoms as the building blocks of matter and goes on to explain unstable atoms and radioactivity. The book ends with a discussion of nuclear power plants and other modern uses for atoms, such as PET scans, CAT scans, and atomic timekeepers. Lasers is a good companion to Nina Morgan's Lasers (RSVP, 1997). Atoms provides a simpler introduction than that found in Roy A. Gallant's The Ever-Changing Atom (Benchmark, 1999).-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.