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Gravity, and How It Works
  • Authored by: Peter Jedicke
  • From the Series: Scientific American
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9051-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 531
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 64


Isaac Newton outlined his law of universal gravitation more than three centuries ago. Since then, scientists have made remarkable strides in understanding this powerful force. Gravity, and How It Works grounds students by providing a solid, full-color explanation of how Newton and other scientists discovered the properties of the most important force in the universe. Offering a helpful glossary and other detailed features, this book also presents provocative new questions about how gravity works.


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

About the Author(s)

Peter Jedicke teaches mathematics and science at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada. Jedicke studied physics and philosophy and is an active amateur astronomer, involved both locally and nationally in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He has written articles for Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines. His other books include Cosmology: Exploring the Universe and Scientific American’s The Big Idea.

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