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Author Arcand, Kimberly K., author.

Title Magnitude : the scale of the universe / Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke ; illustrations by Katie Peek.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2017.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    523.1 ARC    DUE 07-29-20
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    523.1 ARC    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    523.1 ARC    Available
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2 copies being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xxviii, 162 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe; from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light. Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature), Motion and Rate (Speed, Acceleration, Density, Rotation), and Phenomena and Processes (Energy, Pressure, Sound, Wind, Computation), Magnitude shows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand."-- Publisher.
Contents Introduction. Orders of magnitude ; Linear versus logarithmic scales ; Scientific notation ; Multiplying with exponents ; Units, equations and other fun stuff ; SI units ; Derived units -- Part 1: Size and quantity. Distance ; Area ; Volume ; Mass ; Time ; Temperature -- Part 2: Rates and ratios. Speed ; Acceleration ; Density ; Rotation -- Part 3: Phenomena and process. Energy ; Pressure ; Sound -- Part 4: Computation.
Subject Cosmology -- Measurement.
Added Author Watzke, Megan K., author.
Peek, Katie, illustrator.
ISBN 9780316502917 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
031650291X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780316502900 (electronic book)
0316502901 (electronic book)
Standard No. 99974923747

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