Without the different states of matterthe solids, liquids, and gases that make up our universethe world would be a very boring place. States of matter are constantly changing form all around us: Hot showers steam up the bathroom mirror, gaseous water falls to the ground as snow, and liquid escapes from our skin to cool the body. But, as readers of this insightful new book will learn, these things don’t happen by accident. States of Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids deciphers the science behind these chemical states to present an engaging and eye-opening reference. This new title is enhanced by full-color photographs and illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, and a list of suggested Web sites and further reading.