Q Is for Quark

A Science Alphabet Book

Publisher: Tricycle Press
A is for Atom, B is for Black Hole, C is for Clone-hang on to your test tubes, we'¬?re covering a lot of ground here! But both the science-curious and the science-phobic are in for a treat as the author of one of the wittiest math books around takes on a new topic. Ranging freely from DNA to jet-propelled squid to proof that it'¬?s best to prepare dragon tonic using the metric system, this smorgasbord of science topics makes a great classroom resource or gift for the budding scientist. By the time kids plow through all the quirky pictures and funny captions we'¬?re sure they'¬?ll agree that W is for Wow! 55,000 hardcover G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book in print.‚Ä¢ A Smithsonian Notable Books for Children 2001 ‚Ä¢ Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula .


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A is for Atom

Suppose you took a cookie and cut it into little pieces, and then you cut those pieces into crumbs and those crumbs into littler and littler crumbs, and so on. Would you ever get to a point where it became impossible--no matter how good your knife, your hand, or your eyes--to cut any further?...
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PRAISE FOR

Starred Review, Library Talk:
Editor's Picks: "A well-written, informative alphabet book that will be an asset to anyone wanting to make science fun."

Review, Smithsonian Magazine:
"Sophisticated and entertaining. . . .disarmingly accessible book, not just for kids."

Review, School Library Journal:
"This book does for science what Schwartz's G IS FOR GOOGOL did for math."

Review, L.A. Parent, June 9, 2010:
"Chocked full of fascinating information."

Review, Children's Literature Newsletter:
"[Will] make science fun. . . . does not talk down to kids; it makes them stretch and in the process they may be interested enough to dig even further in the scientific disciplines." -Marilyn Courtot


From the Hardcover edition.