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  • Authored by: Diagram Group
  • From the Series: Science Visual Resources
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081606167X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6167-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2006
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 208


Physics: An Illustrated Guide to Science is one of eight volumes in the Science Visual Resources set. Containing five sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, Physics is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.

The five sections include:

  • "Forces"—provides an overview of Newton’s laws of motion and gravity. It also describes the physics of simple machines and explains the distinction between the concepts of heat and work.
  • "Energy"—examines the concept of energy in more detail. This section covers thermal conduction, radiation, and convection, as well as describes changes in energy type. The industrial production of energy as well as possible sources of renewable energy are also described here.
  • "Waves, Sound, and Light"—is concerned with the wave motion of light and sound energy. The principles of superposition, interference, diffraction, polarization, and reflection are covered in this section. There is also a survey of lenses and optical instruments.
  • "Electricity"—details the basic concepts of electrical energy and magnetism. Subjects covered in this section include induction, electrostatics, electric current, electromotive force, electrolysis, transformers, and electric motors.
  • "Electronics"—is an overview of the practical issues involved in the design of devices that control the flow of electrons or other charged particles. It includes a comprehensive guide to circuit symbols, a look at microprocessors, and a thorough grounding in circuit logic.


Full-color illustrations, diagrams, and maps. Full-color tables, graphs, and charts. Glossary. Internet resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

The Diagram Group has been producing high quality graphic and text content for more than 450 reference titles for more than 40 years. Specializing in educational material for young adults, The Diagram Group’s titles are a feature of schools and libraries across the world that regularly attract awards and garner favorable reviews. To date, their books have sold more than nine million copies in 53 languages and 48 countries. Its titles for Facts On File include the Encyclopedia of Prehistory, The Facts On File Biology Handbook, Revised Edition, and The Facts On File Illustrated Guide to the Human Body.

Reviews and Awards

“The illustrations, including graphs, tables, and diagrams...are large, colorful, and uncluttered, making it easy for the student to focus on a single principle…[This book] superbly meet[s] the challenge of providing visual tools in concept building...will be appreciated by students and teachers and should be a priority purchase for a library serving youth.”

"The comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date discussions, including the trend toward using web resources, will be not only an enjoyable read but prompt students to see important relationships that make the science applicable and worthwhile...School libraries should consider this a must purchase..."
Christian Library Journal

“...richly illustrated...a boon for visual learners.”
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"...useful...ideal...for visual learners and for test prep...written in easy-to-understand language, appropriate for students."
School Library Journal

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