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Bell and the Science of the Telephone (The Explosion Zone) Hardcover – August 1, 2006

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The Explosion Zone

and the Science of

What the scientists say:

  • You can make a simple telephone using metal cans and a piece of string.
  • Sound can be sent by light signals in fiber optic cables
  • The cone shape of a bullhorn or megaphone stops sound waves spreading out too quickly and makes them travel further.
  • Cell phones transmit your calls by radio waves

  • Bell and the Science of the Telephone
  • Curie and the Science of Radioactivity
  • Faraday and the Science of Electricity
  • The Wright Brothers and the Science of Flight

    About the Author

    Brian Williams has taught in both primary and secondary schools. He worked as Editor of Children's Britannica and is now a full-time writer. David Antram studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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    Product Details

    • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
    • Series: The Explosion Zone
    • Hardcover: 32 pages
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (August 1, 2006)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0764159720
    • ISBN-13: 978-0764159725
    • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Marsh on September 18, 2012
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    We used this book as part of the Sonlight Homeschool curriculum. My 9 year old grandson enjoyed it and learned quite a bit about how sound travels.
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