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Written by Ian Graham


ISBN: 978-0-531-21216-5

List Price: $29.00

Your Price: $21.75

Could you get by if the lights went out? What would you do if your TV, computer, and phone all stopped working? How would you get about if trains, buses, and cars didn’t run any more? You might not think about it, but without electricity, our lives would be colder, darker, and much harder work. With this book as your guide, you’ll discover the wonders of this essential source, exploring everything from how electricity works, to the ingenious ways that people have controlled and used it throughout the ages. With its informative timeline, helpful ‘you can do it’ tips and hilarious cartoon-style illustrations, this title in the fantastic new You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without series is a must-have nonfiction text, perfect for home or school.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630276
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2015
Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations that make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • A simple timeline providing an easily understood history of the subject
  • Top Tips offer helpful advice on what you should or shouldn’t do in a tricky situation
  • How It Works call-outs explain the science behind the technology
  • You Can Do It! call-outs describe a simple, safe experiment, or an action you can take to help make the world a better place
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book
  • Well-organized text allows students to explore relationships between historic scientific events
  • Grade-appropriate contexts help students determine the meaning of academic words and phrases
  • Vivid illustrations and text features help students navigate the text and locate answers to questions