Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Since prehistoric times, people have been fascinated by electricity and magnetism. Ancient people marveled at the auroras—streaks of colored light that appear in the night sky near the poles. They wondered about the ability of materials such as amber and magnetite rock to attract or repel other objects. Many people believed magic was behind these phenomena. Then, in the 1600s, scientists began to lift the fog of superstition.

Electricity and magnetism are behind some of life’s greatest mysteries—the auroras, the beating of the human heart, and even the twisting of time and space known as relativity. This book tells the story of scientists and their discoveries to explain how the theory of electromagnetism came to be.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN050000, YAN055030
Dewey 537

Author: Peter Fairley