Secrets of the Universe

Secrets of the Universe, Lerner Publishing Group, 2002

Grades 6 and above
Hardcover, Five volumes:

Objects in MotionISBN 0-8225-2985-8
Liquids and Gases
ISBN 0-8225-2988-2

Matter and EnergyISBN 0-8225-2986-6
WavesISBN 0-8225-2987-6
Relativity and Quantum MechanicsISBN 0-8225-2989-0

    The early scientists–Archimedes, Galileo, Newton and others–were philosophers, astronomers, matematicians and, sometimes, heretics.  In their search for the whys and hows of the world around them they observed natural happenings, experimented, and observed again, until they could find a way to explain how the forces of nature act on us, our world, and our universe.  These explanations are the natural or scientific laws.

    Other, later scientists looked at the world with and without telescopes and microscopes, revising the scientific laws as new informations came to light.  None of them did this alone.  As Newton said–“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

    Secrets of the Universe looks at how the laws of physics apply to everyday objects, showing how and why they work as they do.  This book describes each law and make sense of it with illustrations and do-at-home experiments.  It shows how the giants of science have explained the Secrets of the Universe.

    Clear explanations, illustrated with simple experiments, reveal how the universal laws of science affect the everyday world.

    This set of books is a re-issue of the original Secrets of the Universe published by Atheneum in 1987

  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • Laws of Planetary Motion
  • Galileo’s Laws
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • The Law of Gravitation
  • The Laws of Conservation of Matter and Energy
  • Laws of Optics
  • Pascal’s Law
  • Bernoulli’s Principle
  • The Gas Laws
  • Entropy
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electric Current
  • Relativity
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  •  and more!


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