The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life (Hardcover)

A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life

By Cora Lee, Steve Rolston (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554511853, 120pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



When the summer fair is canceled to make way for a physics conference, Jeremy agrees to help his uncle protest. But their mission is foiled by Audrey, a young science whiz, who sets out to prove that physics is in everything we do, and also is really cool. Audrey shows how physics can help a baseball pitcher throw a great breaking ball or a hockey player skate faster. She explains how gravity and the laws of motion make rides at the fair so exhilarating, and that forensic physicists could help the art gallery determine if a valuable painting is a fake. From sports to art to music to nature, Audrey shows how the laws of physics play a starring role. Steve Rolston's inviting artwork and clear diagrams ensure a dynamic, high-voltage ride.

About the Author

Cora Lee is the author of "The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places." She also writes science articles for kids. She lives in Vancouver. Steve Rolston is an award-winning comic book and graphic novel artist. He lives in Vancouver.