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It is really hard to read on the kindle. it doesn't give you the option to make the text bigger and the text is really small so the only thing to do is zoom in which is really just a hassle. great book just not good for kindle reading.
I'm a High School Physics teacher, before you buy this book realise that the author uses the 1000 most common words to describe difficult scientific objects/concepts. This is why i love it, my job is literally explaining difficult concepts in an many possible ways and in as simple as possible language. The illustrations are fantastic and carefully constructed so as to include as much detail as possible. I have a very inquisitive 6 year old and he adores this book., it creates hours of fun/discussion showing him how a things from a Car Engine to a Dishwasher works. I often now use some of these descriptions in the classroom and you can see some of the kids eyes react to the funny terminology such as "Blood Pusher" for the Human Heart or Space Boat for a "Rocket"..... So far i have bought 10 copies which i routinely give out as prizes for various science competitions/projects in school, also this is my first time writing a review as i feel i must for this particular book. If you have an inquisitive child who asks questions about things from Black Holes to Human Cells or wonders which country has the most trees to where did the Dinosaurs go this is an essential addition to your home library..... also if you're a Science teacher please give out prizes like this.
Disappointing book. In some ways as simple things are not given their real names. A battery in a car was called a ‘ power box’ instead of a battery. A helicopter is a ‘sky boat with wings’ ?? Things are explained but this of silly simple terms for well known objects is unnecessary