The Secret of Everyday Things

by Jean Henri Fabre


Description:  Fascinating conversations with Uncle Paul reveal the mysteries behind the dyeing and weaving of cloth, the lighting and heating of homes, the processing involved in bringing oil, coffee, tea, spices, and other foodstuffs to the table, and the power of water in all its manifestations. Excellent as follow-on to The Story Book of Science.


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Ages:  ​11-14
Length:  387 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-252-3 
Genres:  Science and Technology, Science

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Table of Contents

1. Thread
2. Pins 
3. Needles 
4. Silk 
5. Wool 
6. Flax and Hemp 
7. Weaving 
8. Woolen Cloth 
9. Moths 
10. Napery 
11. Calico 
12. Dyeing and Printing 
13. Dyestuffs 
14. Heat-Conduction 
15. Human Habitations 
16. Clothing 
17. Ashes—Potash 
18. Soap 
19. Fire 
20. Matches 
21. Wood and Charcoal 
22. Coal and Coal-Gas 
23. Combustion 
24. Heating 
25. Lighting 
26. Kerosene Oil 
27. Glass 
28. Iron 
29. Rust 
30. Tin-Plating 
31. Pottery 
32. Coffee 
33. Sugar 
34. Tea 

35. Chocolate
36. Spices 
37. Salt 
38. Olive Oil 
39. Double Boiler 
40. Little Pests 
41. Flies 
42. The Three States of Matter 
43. Distillation 
44. Water 
45. Water (continued) 
46. Vinegar 
47. The Grist Mill 
48. Bread 
49. Other Wheat Products 
50. Strange Uses of Starch 
51. Rice 
52. Chestnuts 
53. Codfish 
54. Air 
55. Air (continued) 
56. Impure Air 
57. Germs 
58. The Atmosphere 
59. Evaporation 
60. Humidity in the Atmosphere 
61. Rain 
62. Snow 
63. Ice 
64. Pebbles 
65. The Force of Steam 
66. Sound 
67. Sound (continued) 
68. Light

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