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Matter and Energy
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: P. Andrew Karam and Ben P. Stein
  • From the Series: Science Foundations
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604133457
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-345-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 530
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 124

Summary

The universe contains just two things: matter and energy. Matter makes up almost everything imaginable: furniture, food, houses, rocks, living organism, and the whole Earth. Energy is not as easy to see, but it powers race cars, makes living things move, and travels distances ranging from the confines of an atom to the ends of the universe. In Matter and Energy, readers will learn about the many forms of energy, the wide variety of particles in nature, and Albert Einstein's world-changing realization of how matter can be changed into pure energy. The book also examines the recent discoveries of dark matter and dark energy and the future of the universe.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

P. Andrew Karam, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and educator who has devoted himself to radiation safety since 1981. He received his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Ohio State University. Karam has written more than 100 technical articles and editorials in scientific and technical journals and newsletters, and has authored more than 200 encyclopedia articles and several books, including Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet.

Ben P. Stein has been a professional science writer since 1992. He earned his bachelor's degree with honors at the State University of New York at Binghamton and attended New York University for journalism. Stein worked at the American Institute of Physics for 16 years. His writing has appeared in Encyclopedia Britannica, Popular Science, New Scientist, Salon, and many other publications.

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