PICTURE BOOK OF ELECTRICITY by Jerome S. Meyer

PICTURE BOOK OF ELECTRICITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The latest in Jerome Meyer's series of scientific picture books (others have been on television, chemistry, the weather and so forth) seems an adequate presentation of basic knowledge about electricity. Starting with what we know, he gives examples of electricity's importance plus a few common phenomena- an iron magnet, a magnetized comb- before going into atomic theory. Material on static electricity, vacuum tubes, currents, electromagnetism, the dynamo and how to make batteries and electromagnets, follows. The colorful illustrations by Richard Floethe are perhaps not as explicit as the ones in Beryl and Samuel Epstein's First Book of Electricity (Watts), a book which also gives a wider concept of electricity's uses.

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard