5 Unique Books to Thrill Your Scientist

For when you run out of books to give your scientist...5 Unique Books to Thrill Your Scientist

Car Science (DK Publishing)

Car SciencePhysics comes alive when it’s unveiled beneath the hood of the coolest, fastest science book around. Written in a no-nonsense style, this user-friendly science book features kids’ favorite cars and contains experiments that readers can try at home. Written by Richard Hammond, one of the internationally famous for Top Gear hosts.

This book will be a hit with anyone who has an interest in learning more about the engineering and mechanics of cars.

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Forensic Science (DK Publishing)

Forensic ScienceThis age-appropriate book takes a fascinating look at the tools and techniques used by forensic scientists in solving crimes–from fingerprint analysis to DNA testing. Like most DK Eyewitness books, it come with a 22 x 31 inch poster and a CD full of clip art.

This book will be a hit with anyone who loves crime, police work, private investigations, or Sherlock Holmes!

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Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Elements BookOne of the most eye-catching books I have ever seen! This book has not left my son’s section of the couch for months. It has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table.

You can also purchase a card deck and a poster.

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The Way Kitchens Work: The Science Behind the Microwave, Teflon Pan, Garbage Disposal, & More

The Way Kitchens WorkIf you’ve ever wondered how a microwave heats food, or why aluminum foil is shiny on one side and dull on the other, or whether it is better to use cold or hot water in a garbage disposal, you should read The Way Kitchens Work. Modern kitchens are hi-tech marvels, with more machinery than any other room in the house. Each of the 50+ entries includes its history, interesting trivia, and a discussion of the technology involved.

Readers will also enjoy reviewing the utensils’ and appliances’ original patent blueprints, as well as photos of the “guts” of these culinary tools. The author even includes odd side stories, such as how the waffle iron played a role in the founding of Nike, how you can reset a turkey timer, and why socialite Josephine Cochran really invented the dishwasher in 1886–it wasn’t because she wanted to ease the burden of her servants, but because she wanted a device that would avoid the unsightly chips associated with hand washing.

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Robot Building for Teens

Robot Building for TeensRobotics–the design and creation of robots–is one of the most exciting and fast-growing areas of technology today. If you’ve ever thought about building your own robots, this book will teach you how to get started. The projects in this book include the “Digital Brain Robot,” the “Bug Bot,” and even a robot on wheels. You will learn how to design your robot, how to create a prototype, where to buy parts, how to program your finished robot to perform tasks, and more. This book’s companion website includes software program files, parts lists for each project, and links to online parts suppliers.

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