THE EXPLORING SERIES: Well known for his popular books about science and religion, John Hudson Tiner has been a teacher, mathematician, and a cartographer. Possessing the skills to turn history into a thrilling read, Tiner has published this wonderful new series of books on science, geared toward home educators, but broadly appealing for any elementary age child. Written for 5th grade to junior high level, this series will captivate your attention and give you a broad overview of several major topics.
. Exploring the World of Mathematics
Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It\’s impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance: What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope? Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752? How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel? What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones? What simple math problem caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to burn up in the Martian atmosphere? Does water always boil at 212º Fahrenheit? What do Da Vinci\’s Last Supper and the Parthenon have in common? It\’s amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story in this helpful resource. Paperback, 157 pages.
. Exploring Planet Earth
. Exploring the History of Medicine
. Exploring the World of Chemistry
. Exploring the World of Physics