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Frightening Light (Horrible Science)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  174 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Science with the squishy bits left in! What stops your eyeballs from falling out? Why can dead bodies make ghostly glowing lights? How can a laser beam sizzle human flesh? Get the awful answers in "Frightening Light".
Paperback, 156 pages
Published August 20th 1999 by Scholastic UK (first published January 1st 1999)
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Zeal
Jul 18, 2016 Zeal rated it it was amazing
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Great book! I now know so much about light such as photons, waves, speed and I also know who Thomas Young was, Sir Isaac Newton's dog's name (Diamond), what kinds of gross stuff Isaac did to prove his theories on light (e.g. sticking something like a toothpick in his eyeball to change its shape - ewww!) and heaps more! Go Horrible Science!!!
Rainier
Jul 09, 2013 Rainier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Dictated to mom)

This book teaches you about eyeballs, not what it said it teaches. It said it teaches about light, but it was wrong. It teaches you about eyeballs. Yes, eyeballs! Plus, light bounces off a reflective angle. Oh I recommend this book to ophthalmologists, and physicists. And plus every human has 5.5 volts of electricity in the lungs.
Mao Mao
Sep 06, 2015 Mao Mao rated it really liked it
I like this book because it has a lot of information about light and how the eyes work. It also has a story about a Super-Photon. Truth be told, I had once wondered what particles quarks, leptons, gluons, electrons, and photons were made of.
Agnik
Feb 19, 2016 Agnik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-goal
Has some fun facts, really useful for homeworks and exam revision, although there are some pretty gross facts like how Isaac Newton stuck a toothpick in his eye as an experiment with colours 'shudder'.
Sara
Oct 16, 2008 Sara rated it really liked it
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I read this about 6 months ago. In the greenhouse. It was the second Horrible Science book that I ever read. It was also about eyeballs, not just light.
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Nick Arnold is the author of the award winning series, Horrible Science and Wild Lives. Arnold's first published works appeared as a result of a project he was working on at the University of North London, when he was trying to teach young children. A positive review was written about him, and he started to write the "Horrible Science" books. His books are illustrated by Tony De Saulles.
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