Previous editions sold a combined 1,000,000 units 1,635 answers to common questions in plain English on all aspects of science More than 500 new questions and answers covering the innumerable discoveries and advancements over the last nine years since the previous edition was written Science made accessible with fascinating questions, and illustrated with dozens of charts and graphs, plus personalities, history and fun facts. Written and aimed at general audiences with no or little prior science knowledge The first, best place to turn for an overview of science basics Ideal as an authoritative reference for nagging questions Ideal as a primer on science Logical organization makes finding information quick and easy Clear and concise answers Numerous black-and-white photographs Thoroughly indexed Authoritative resource Written to appeal to anyone interested in science, science fundamentals, concepts and terms, including students, teachers, and parents Publicity and promotion aimed at the wide array of websites devoted to science, learning or students Back-to-school promotion targeting more mainstream media and websites on a popular topic Promotion targeting magazines and newspapers Promotion targeting local radio looking for knowledgeable guests.
About the Author
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has answered hundreds of thousands of questions in the fields of science and technology. Established in 1902, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh was the first major library to devote a separate department to science and technology. Since then, it has patiently answered reference questions from patrons at a rate of more than 80,000 per year. The answers to many of those questions have been collected and compiled for The Handy Science Answer Book.