The Fairy Tales of Science cover

The Fairy Tales of Science

John Cargill Brough (1834-1872)

1. 01 - The Age of Monsters
2. 02 - The Amber Spirit
3. 03 - The Four Elements
4. 04 - The Life of an Atom
5. 05 - A Little Bit
6. 06 - Modern Alchemy
7. 07 - The Magic of the Sunbeam
8. 08 - Two Eyes Are Better Than One
9. 09 - The Mermaid's Home
10. 10 - Animated Flowers
11. 11 - Metamorphoses
12. 12 - Water Bewitched
13. 13 - A Flight Through Space
14. 14 - A Tale of a Comet
15. 15 - The Invisible World
16. 16 - Wonderful Plants
17. 17 - Our Moving Lands
18. 18 - The Gnomes
19. 19 - Pluto's Kingdom, Part 1
20. 20 - Pluto's Kingdom, Part 2
21. 21 - The Wonderful Lamp, Part 1
22. 22 - The Wonderful Lamp, Part 2

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Summary

This book, written in the mid 19th century and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett, provides an entertaining introduction to topics in science for children. In each chapter, the author uses a popular myth or fairy tale to lay the groundwork for an equally fascinating "fairy tale of science" full of interesting facts and real life examples.